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: 
Southwest corner of observatory