Independence Community College is pleased to announce the newest tree species on campus the Autumn Blaze Maple Tree. A tree-planting ceremony took place on the ICC Main Campus on December 3, 2021.
The Autumn Blaze is a hybrid of the Acer and Freemannii which is a combination of the Silver Maple and the Red Maple. This tree is abundant in the central and eastern regions of the United States. It can reach up to 55 feet tall and 40 feet wide. It can grow up to four times faster than the Red Maple. It can stand up to cold temperatures and is more drought resistant and pH tolerant than other maples.
“Through becoming a Higher Education Tree Campus, ICC will have a structure to support a thriving, diverse and native campus forest for all to enjoy,” said David Adams, Vice President for Student Affairs.