Tree Trail

Sugar Maple

Acer saccharum

    Notable about this species*

  • Also known as rock maple and hard maple.
  • Maple sugar and maple syrup are mostly made from the sap of this species, even though the sap of all maples has sugar in it.
  • The heavy, strong, and hard wood of this tree is used to make furniture, flooring, veneer, dowels, railroad ties, and much more.
  • In the past, this tree’s wood was used in making sleigh parts, sleds, and buggy shafts.

Map to this tree.

Coordinates: 44.873075, -68.633756

Additional Information


* Source: “Forest Trees of Maine”, Centennial Edition, 1908 to 2008, a publication of the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry