Sugar Maple

Acer saccharum

ON EXHIBIT:  Cove Forest at River Journey

In spring, the numerous yellow flowers give this tree a distinctive appearance. The wood is hard, close-grained, and heavy, making this a very valuable timber tree. This tree is the best source of maple sugar. It has a beautiful shape and lovely golden leaves in fall.

Found from Canada south to Texas and Florida, North America. Grows in mountainous areas and grown in cities as an ornamental tree