Though the name Trident Maple may conjure a sense of sharpness, this shade tree is anything but. In fact, the forward-facing leaves are soft, lobed, and often likened to the shape of a duck’s foot. Ideal to bring shade to a patio, yard, or street, the Trident Maple grows to a moderate height of 20-30 feet, branching out equally as wide, providing a welcoming canopy of coolness. What else is cool about this tree? Mature trunks boast an impressive display of exfoliating bark in shades of pale pink and soft orange.