Sugar Maple Tree
The sugar maple is a large tree that can grow up to 35 metres tall and can live for more than 200 years. Its yellowish-green leaves are 8 to 20 centimetres long, and have five lobes. The shape of the leaf is well known — it’s found on the Canadian flag. Sugar maple gets its name from the sweet sap it produces which is used to make syrup. Young shoots provide food for deer and porcupine.
Where to find this species
There are three types of maple that produce syrup: The sugar maple, the black maple and the red maple.