Tuesday, January 21, 2014

The Sugar Maple

Location:   New York State
Year:   1956

The Sugar Maple tree, acer saccharum, was designated the State Tree of New York in 1956. Sugar Maples mature at 25 years and can live as long as 400 years.  They are ubiquitous throughout the State, and are an important source of hardwood and sap, from which comes maple syrup. In the fall the leaves turn brilliant and varied colors, making New York's forests strikingly beautiful.

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