Sugar Maple – 5/11/17

Observer: Deborah Radovsky

Observation Date: 5/11/17

Observation Time: early morning

Observation Location: Moose Hill, Billings Loop

Common Name: Sugar Maple Tree

Scientific Name: Acer saccharum

Comments: The two huge sugar maples near the barn on the Billings Loop are called George and Martha because they began life at around the same time as George Washington and his wife Martha. The Moose Hill Audubon Wildlife Sanctuary taps many of the sugar maples on its 2,000-acre property in late winter and makes maple syrup.

More Information: Arbor Day Foundation