Sugar Maple Acer
Sugar Maples are an attractive maple that can be used for
shade as well as beautiful lumber. Also known as Rock maple or Hard Maple. Sugar
Maple has a rounded head with dense green foliage and serrated 3 to 5 lobed
leaves that are smooth with a waxy but not shiny surface, varying from a bright,
light yellow green to medium or deep green above, pale, and
fine-hairy on the veins beneath. The flowers on a sugar maple are
greenish yellow, budding with the leaves. There are times in the
spring especially after a rain where the roadways are littered with
the fallen flowers of the maple families, especially the silver but
also the sugar maple. The seed pods sometimes called samurai are
1.5" and fall from the tree like little helicopter rotors. This is one of the top trees to plant for fall color as Sugar maples
produce vivid red, orange and yellows in the fall and also is an excellent shade
and lumber tree. The wood of the sugar maple is heavy, very hard, strong and
close grained, capable of taking on a lustrous shine; it is pale
buff white pale brown buff, and weighs 43 pounds per cubic foot.
Abnormal conditions of growth cause the sugar maple to produce the
irregular and interrupted grain known as curled and bird's eye
Maple. Sugar Maple is used for cabinet work, flooring, interior
finish and firewood. The smooth silvery bark becomes deeply furrowed,
shaggy and flaky with age. Sugar
Maple attains 70-125 ' in height and up to 5' in diameter. and is hardy from zone 4-8. Sugar Maple is a
slow to medium grower somewhat faster than a Norway Maple. These are the Sugar
Maple that produce the sap in the spring for Maple syrup. The sugar -yeilding
properties of the Maples were known to the Indians even before
colonial America. Porcupine Hollow has had a sugar shack producing
Maple syrup for over 20 years. When the days start to warm above
freezing ad the nights cool to the low 20's we are out burning sap.
We still tap a few Sugar Maples using buckets but most sap is
collected by piping sap directly from the tree to the shack. The
maple sap is heated to 219 degree boiling point to make the most
tasty syrup one can imagine. There are quite a few
subspecies that are related: Southern Sugar Maple, Rocky Mountain Maple, Western
Sugar Maple, Chalkbark Maple, Boxelder and Black Maple. Sugar Maple is native to
the following places: Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa,
Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan,
Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New
York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Virginia, Vermont,
Wisconsin, West Virginia. We sell Sugar Maple seedlings wholesale and retail.
buy Sugar Maples use the table below.
|Sugar Maple in the spring
||Sugar Maple leaf in the fall.
||Maggy making her private stash of maple
||the sugar shack
Call for B+B prices.
order Sugar Maple by PHONE: We're glad to take your
order by phone. For your convenience, we have a toll free number 800
568-9179. Phone orders can be charged to VISA, or MasterCard accounts.
To order Sugar Maples by MAIL: For those who wish to
order by mail or prefer to send a check, send orders to:
Porcupine Hollow Farm
8593 W. State Rd. Central Lake, Mi. 49622
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Shipping & Handling: Most orders are
shipped UPS. Make sure we have your street address and a daytime phone number.
Please include 20% shipping and packaging with
Minimum shipping $15
Residents add 6% sales tax.