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Sugar Maple

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Posted: Thu Nov 17, 2011 11:05 AM

Subject: Sugar Maple

Common Name: Sugar Maple, Canadian Maple, Syrup Maple, Rock Maple


 


Latin Name: Acer saccharum


 


Family: Aceraceae


 


Size: Up to 90 ft tall, very upright.


 


Shape: Very tall, with horizontal branches. Looks rounded from a distance. Light is visable through the tree.


 


Trunk and wood: The trunks bark is very rough, and strong. The wood is very heavy and dense. There is normally one common trunk with secondary branches. This is great firewood.


 


Branches: The branches generally grow horizontal near the bottom half of the tree and vertical near the top of the tree. The branches are strong and weather resistant.


 


Description: This beautiful powerful tree stands proud where ever planted. This tree is the main tree used in making Maple Syrup. It takes 40 Litres of tree sap to make 1 L of Maple Syrup. This takes a long boiling process which makes pure maple syrup pricey. The leaves turn yellow in the fall

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