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Hello,
I was hoping someone can help me identify the type of Maple tree by its leaf?  The tree is young and was planted about 10-15 feet from my house.  I want to make sure it's not too close. 

Thanks!!
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Hi Mike, welcome to Permies (nice name by the way).  I'm thinking that is either a norway maple or a sugar maple.  Both of which get to be 70+ feet tall.  If that's your house in the background, I think it's too close.  If you have a one story (with the drip edge of the roof towards the tree), it might be ok but it would need some pruning/shaping to keep from rubbing against the house.
 
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Thanks Mike.  Those homes in the background are actually across the street. My house is behind me in the picture and is no more than 15 feet away from the tree.  It sounds like I'm relocating this tree.
 
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That looks to be Acer macrophyllum, the bigleaf maple or Oregon maple. you can take a look at the Acer macrophyllum leaves here. Big leaf maple photos
 
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