Autumn’s Brilliance-The Sugar Maple Tree

Sugar Maple
The Sugar Maple is native to northeastern North America, Georgia and Texas. It attains a height of approximately 82-115 ft. and closely related to the Black Maple.

The Sugar Maple is easily identified by clear sap in the leaf petiole and the leaves have a triangular shape.

Ecologically speaking the Sugar Maple is extremely important to the ecological balance of many forests in North America. This tree engages in ‘hydraulic lift’ which draws water from lower layers of soil and slowly releases water into the upper, drier soil layers. This is beneficial for the tree and all the plants growing around it.

The Sugar Maple is New York, Vermont, West Virginia and Wisconsin’s State Tree.

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