Species: A. saccharum
- Deciduous tree
- 82-115 ft tall
- Leaves: 8-15 cm long and equally wide, moderately and triangularly lobed
- Twigs: glossy, not droopy
- buds: brown and sharp
- Flowers: yellow-green and without petals, occurs in early spring
- Sugar Maples draw up water from lower soil layers and bring the water to the upper and dryer soils. This helps the tree itself and other plants growing around it.
- Shade tolerant: has the ability to tolerate low light levels. So it can still germinate under a closed canopy.
- can grow in any type of soil except sand
- Sap used for maple syrup
- the wood is the hardest and densest of all the maples