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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.

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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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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The most abundant species (more that 300 trees) was Sugar maple (Acer saccharum) with White ash (Fraxinus americana), Red oak (Quercus rubra), , Hop-hornbeam (Ostrya virginiana), , and Silver maple (Acer saccharinium) exceeding 100 trees each.
(1) Silver maple - Acer saccharinum Slippery elm - Ulmus rubra Sugar maple - Acer saccharum Sweetgum - Liquidambar styriciflua Sycamore - Platanus occidentalis Basswood - Tilia americana Tuliptree - Liriodendron tulipifera Nannyberry Viburnum -- Viburnum lentago (1) Water hyacinths - Eichhornia crassipes Weeping willow - Salix alba `Tristis' Witch hazel - Hamamelis spp.
soils are well-drained, fertile, and deep," and that "Acer saccharum and Tilia americana are the most prevalent tree species" (NatureServe 2008), which fits the location and composition of the Kokiwanee bluff sample.
Hard maples include: sugar maple (Acer saccharum) and black maple (Acer nigrum).
Some habitats included upland woodlands (Acer saccharum, Carya cordiformis, C.
Acer saccharum in all sizes and large Quercus dominated the older stand.
glauca 4a sugar maple Acer saccharum 4b yellow-wood Cladrastis lutea 4b Scotch elm Ulmus glabra 5 Norway maple Acer platanoides 5 English oak Quercus robur 5a Douglas maple Acer glabrum var.