One of the best-known North American hardwood trees, sugar maples can grow to heights exceeding 100 feet. A member of the Aceraceae family, sugar maples are also known as hard maples or rock maples.
Sugar maple trees have a wide range of uses.
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A valuable hardwood, timber from sugar maples is used for furniture, flooring and general construction. It is also a desirable firewood.
The dense, spreading crown of the sugar maple creates welcome shade. Tolerant of a many soil conditions, varieties can be grown throughout the eastern U.S.
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