Sugar Maple - Acer saccharum var. saccharum
Known for its autumn color and its sap, from which maple syrup is made, Sugar Maple ranges from the Midwest to Maine where it grows from lowland to mountainous environments. It grows to 100 feet in height and bears six-inch leaves that are deeply divided and pointed. The flowers are borne in small panicles. Shade tolerant, Sugar Maple attains its greatest size in cooler climates. The wood is very hard and used for many products, such as furniture, flooring, baseball bats, and musical instruments. This maple is grown in orchards for syrup production.