What is sugar maple?

  • (noun): Maple of eastern and central North America having 3- to 5-lobed leaves and hard close-grained wood much used for cabinet work especially the curly-grained form; sap is chief source of maple syrup and maple sugar; many subspecies.
    Synonyms: rock maple, Acer saccharum

Some articles on maple, sugar maple:

Uses - Commercial Uses - Maple Syrup
... Further information Maple syrup The Sugar maple (Acer saccharum) is tapped for sap, which is then boiled to produce maple syrup or made into maple ... It takes about 40 litres (42 US qt) of Sugar maple sap to make a 1 litre (1.1 US qt) of syrup ...
Driftless Area - Characteristic Landforms - Ecosystem
... prairie and bur oak savanna on ridgetops and dry upper slopes, sugar maple-basswood-oak forest on moister slopes, sugar maple-basswood forests in protected valleys and on north-facing slopes, wet prairies ... There were probably also oak forests that contained no sugar maple ...
King City, Ontario - Ecology
... nature, supporting Eastern White Cedar, Eastern Hemlock and Sugar Maple ... consists primarily of Eastern White Cedar, Sugar Maple and some White Ash, though 26 species do thrive in the area ... dominant species on the valley walls are Sugar Maple and Eastern Hemlock, which are strongly regenerative in the forest ...
Juglans Cinerea - Associated Forest Cover
... the following four northern and central forest cover types Sugar Maple–Basswood, Yellow Poplar–White Oak–Northern Red Oak, Beech–Sugar Maple, and River Birch–Sycamore ... hemlock (Tsuga canadensis), hickory (Carya spp.), oak (Quercus spp.), red maple (Acer rubrum), sugar maple (A ...

Famous quotes containing the words sugar maple, maple and/or sugar:

    The sugar maple is remarkable for its clean ankle. The groves of these trees looked like vast forest sheds, their branches stopping short at a uniform height, four or five feet from the ground, like eaves, as if they had been trimmed by art, so that you could look under and through the whole grove with its leafy canopy, as under a tent whose curtain is raised.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Unloved, that beech will gather brown,
    This maple burn itself away;

    Unloved, the sun-flower, shining fair,
    Ray round with flames her disk of seed,
    And many a rose-carnation feed
    With summer spice the humming air;
    Alfred Tennyson (1809–1892)

    To one who habitually endeavors to contemplate the true state of things, the political state can hardly be said to have any existence whatever. It is unreal, incredible, and insignificant to him, and for him to endeavor to extract the truth from such lean material is like making sugar from linen rags, when sugar-cane may be had.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)