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.
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.
Sugar maples grow approximately 1 foot per year. Their moderately fast growth makes them a desirable landscaping tree.
In the eastern United States, autumn brings an influx of tourists. The bright red leaves of the sugar maple tree draw visitors from around the world.
Maple syrup is an important agricultural export in the northeastern U.S. and parts of Canada. Vermont produces the most maple syrup in the U.S.
After maple sap is boiled and syrup is produced, maple sugar remains. It is used to make candy and as a flavoring agent for maple-flavored products.
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