Sugar Maple, Acer Saccharum
The Sugar Maple is a landscape standout but a sensitive tree to grow in our valley. Medium to dark-green leaves turn brilliant orange or red in the fall. This tree tolerates shade, likes a well-drained, moderately moist, fertile soil. Do not plant in confined areas or where salt is a problem. This maple can grow up to 45 feet tall with a spread of up to 40 feet.