Sugar Maple
Sugar Maple bark
Sugar Maple leaf
Sugar Maple plaque
Sugar Maple
Recognition Features 

Simple, palmate leaves, u-shaped sinus. Bark deeply furrowed, vertical curls with peach hue underneath

Historical Notes 

Sugar maple has the most awe-inspiring display of autumn foliage. It surpasses all other trees displaying a variety of colors in the autumn. Sugar maple is the primary source of sap for maple syrup (Burns and Honkala 1990).

Scientific Name 
Acer saccharum
Scientific Family 
Sapindaceae
Common Family 
Soapberry
Denison Tree ID 
(DUARB-38)
Location 
SW corner of observatory