At the top of the slope coming from the heather gardens
to the water gardens
Native to the cool and moist hardwood forests of north eastern
America and eastern Canada, it is commonly known as the sugar maple
for being the primary source of maple syrup.
In autumn, these trees store sugar in their roots as an early
food source for the spring. It was originally used by Native
American peoples as the sugar could easily be transported and
lasted a long time.
In early spring, holes are bored into the tree trunks and the
sap is collected and boiled to make the syrup.
This deciduous tree bears brilliant red foliage in autumn and
can grow to a height of 20m (70ft) and width of 12m (40ft).
Pollinators: This plant will provide nectar and
pollen for bees and many other types of pollinating insects.
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