Sugar Maple needs no introduction. Eveyone knows of its sugarly sap, from which maple syrup and maple sugar are made. But in addition, Sugar Maple is a fine shade tree and ornamental tree used for street and home plantings.
The wood is excellent for furniture, cobinetwork, and wood turning. Its leaves, with straight-sided lobes, are not so wide or thick as those of Norway Maple. The teeth are large and few in number. Leaves turn a rich yellow, orange or scarlet in fall. The gray bark forms place wihc become flaky with age. The fruit ripens in late summer.