A native tree with a dense, spreading crown, to 25-37(-40) m in height; bark light gray to gray-brown, rough, deeply furrowed, and darker with age.
Sugar maple is the only tree today used for commercial syrup production, as its sap has twice the sugar content of other maple species.
1 yr. old seedlings, 18-24”
Growth Rate: Moderate (6-12”/yr.)
Soils: Sand, Loam, Clay
Moisture: Dry to Moist
Shade Tolerance: Full Sun to Part Shade
Mature Height: 60-80 ft.
Deer Damage Potential: High
Uses: Fall Color, Lumber, Reforestation, Shade