Norway Maple is the tree sometimes mistaken for Sugar Maple. This tree, of European origin, is commonly planted along city streets because of its resistance to smoke, dust, and insect pests. While the leaf is somewhat similar to that of Sugar Maple, it is broader--usually wider that it is long.
Norway Maple is a medium-sized, fast-growing tree, developing a rounded corwn and dense foliage. The greenish-yellow flowers, in drooping clusters, and the winged seeds which devolop from them are large for Maples.