Wild NCC

Sugar Maple

(Acer saccharum)

These magnificent forest trees have dark green leaves that are simple and opposite. The lobes of these leaves are widely spaced with coarse teeth. They can grow to be 100 feet tall. In the fall you will recognize this tree as a fluorescent orange color. The fruits are winged samaras, which grow in a pair and make a twirling motion when they fall to the ground.