DAVIDSON TREASURE TREES

#012 Sugar Maple
(Acer saccharum)

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Statistics (2022)

  • Circumference (In.): 132″
  • Height (Ft.): 55′
  • Avg. Crown Spread (Ft.): 21′
  • Diameter Breast Height (In.): 41″
  • Total Points: 192

More Information

  • Year Recognized: 2021
  • Current condition:  Good
  • Property Type: Private
  • Ecological Value: Primarily found in the cooler, higher mountains of North Carolina, it prefers to grow in cove forests and other rich forests, especially over areas rich in magnesium and iron (mafic) and lime (calcareous). It is also commonly found in dry forests and woodlands.  The leaves have 5 lobes and coarsely toothed edges and turn brilliant shades of red, orange or yellow in the fall. In spring drooping racemes of yellow flowers are followed by winged samaras that are clustered on long reddish stalks in summer.
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