OK, so I lost a liquidambar (sweetgum) tree last year growing among some Norway maples and liquidambar trees here on my property. I cut it down and it is now seasoned firewood waiting to burn. I got an oddball volunteer maple tree from my brother last year in a pot with an odd shaped leaf. I have since ID'd it as a red maple. I am thinking about planting it near where the liquidambar was. These are eastern trees that are grown here as ornamentals, but I am not familiar with them. I know they are not the best firewood, but I am not replanting for burning, just for landscaping. I read that they are toxic to horses, but the deer like eating it (and everything else). I have sized it up to about 8 feet now and it should survive the deer if I plant it this fall. Anything good/bad I should know about them before planting?