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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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The hemlock decline undoubtedly had implications for ecosystem properties; hemlock, as a long-lived conifer, which has a strong influence on microclimate, forest floor conditions, and soil chemistry (Benzinger 1994), was replaced to a large extent by hardwoods, including Quercus, Ulmus, Fagus grandifolia, Acer saccharum, and Betula.
Genetic structure after forest fragmentation: a landscape ecology perspective on Acer saccharum.
Betula alleghaniensis and Acer saccharum increase in importance with distance from the shore, with increases in water table depth, soil coarseness, and organic soil horizon thickness.
The "-um" perhaps being attached to maintain consistency with Acer saccharum, also known as sugar maple, the saccharum being Latin for sweet or sugar.
Acer saccharum ranked highest in relative importance due primarily to its high frequency of smaller-sized trees.
Comparisons of tree species abundance, distribution, and dominance as a function of sampling date and tree age class are discussed with regard to forest recovery from disturbance during the past 11 years, with emphasis upon the increasing importance of Acer saccharum.
Large peeling strips were taken from the bark of Carya ovata, and large flakes were taken from the bark of mature Acer saccharum.