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Can I eat Sugar Maple?
Sugar Maples are responsible for maple syrup. Its sap has twice the sugar content of other maples.
Sugar Maple Habitat
Sugar Maples (Acer saccharum) grow best in rich, moist well draining soil. They are susceptible to leaf scorch, so look for them in shady environments.
Sugar Maple Facts
Sugar Maples (Acer saccharum) are beautiful large trees with brilliant fall foliage that ranges from orange to bright red. Its sap is harvested commercially and turned into maple syrup. Each tree yields 5 to 60 gallons of sap per year. It takes roughly 32 gallons of sap to make one gallon of maple syrup. Its wood is hard and is often used for furniture. Its wood sometimes shows unique patterns such as “birdseye” or “curly.” It is not known what causes this to happen. It is known however that wood workers prize such patterns.