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Sugar Maple

Acer saccharum

ON EXHIBIT:  Cove Forest at River Journey

Sugar Maple

In spring, the numerous yellow flowers give this tree a distinctive appearance. The wood is hard, close-grained, and heavy, making this a very valuable timber tree. This tree is the best source of maple sugar. It has a beautiful shape and lovely golden leaves in fall.

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About This Plant

RANGE: From Canada south to Texas and Florida, North America

HABITAT: Mountainous areas and grown in cities as an ornamental tree