Scientific Name: Acer
The most iconic type of maple tree in New England is the ‘Sugar Maple’, Acer saccharum, known for producing delicious maple syrup and other byproducts.
Maple Can Carry a Tune
Most subspecies of maples are considered tonewoods and are often used for instruments.
Not Helicopters, Fruit!
The whirlybirds or helicopters that maples produce are actually their fruit named samaras.
Maple Syrup is not just Sugar Maple
Sugar, black, and red maple trees are all tapped to balance out most maple syrups and maple candy production.