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sugar maple:

see maplemaple,
common name for the genus Acer of the Aceraceae, a family of deciduous trees and shrubs of the Northern Hemisphere, found mainly in temperate regions and on tropical mountain slopes. Acer, the principal genus, includes the many maples and the box elder.
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Sugar Maple


(Acer saccharum), a tree of the family Acera-ceae that reaches a height of 40 m. The leaves are three- to five-lobed. The sap, which is obtained by tapping, is a source of sugar. The silver maple (A. saccharinum) is also a source of sugar. Both species are native to North America and are cultivated as ornamentals.

sugar maple

[′shu̇g·ər ′mā·pəl]
Acer saccharum. A commercially important species of maple tree recognized by its gray furrowed bark, sharp-pointed scaly winter buds, and symmetrical oval outline of the crown.

sugar maple

a North American maple tree, Acer saccharum, that is grown as a source of sugar, which is extracted from the sap, and for its hard wood
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amp; Ladd Rare on weathered wood fencing and at the base and lower canopy branches of Acer saccharum (#1017), Quercus alba (#2033) and Q.
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Acer saccharum Marshall; Sugar Maple; Woods; Abundant; C = 4; BSUH 13448.
Mager"--Major overstory trees were Acer saccharum, Ulmus rubra, and Quercus velutina.
Lepley"--The canopy was closed and dominated by Acer saccharum, Carya ovata, and Fraxinus americana.
The species having the highest importance values in the overstory are Acer saccharum (16.
It is primarily dominated by Acer saccharum, Aesculus glabra, Fraxinus americana, Juglans nigra, Prunus serotina, and Ulmus spp.
It follows that replacement appears likely for the principal shade-tolerant canopy species Acer saccharum, Prunus serotina, Sassafras albidum, and Fraxinus americana (Table 1).
Based upon our data and the published literature (Lorimer 1993; Walters and McCarthy 1997), we believe the low diversity of "small" trees is due in part to the relatively high fecundity and survivorship of Acer saccharum, and low recruitment by Quercus and Carya species (Table 1, "small" class; Table 2).
Although a number of eastern plant species seem to traipse up the Verdigris out of the western Ozarks, Acer saccharum isn't among the hitchhikers.
Acer saccharum ranked highest in all importance value categories and is clearly the most dominant species in Ginn Woods.