Sugar Maple is one of the trees responsible for giving New England its spectacular fall color, as its green leaves turn brilliant yellow to orange in fall. Its winged seed is a favorite food for wildlife. In addition, this selection has a high sap sugar content making it perfect for syrup production.
Birds and other mammals eat the seeds
Provides cover and nest sites for many birds
Excellent shade tree
Outstanding fall color
Maple syrup is tapped from the trunks of the tree
Map Credit: The Biota of North America Map Key: Green (native), Teal (native,adventive), Blue (present), Yellow (present & rare), Red (extinct)
Native Americans taught the early colonists how to tap the trees to make maple syrup which is now a big business