New York State Tree

State Tree of New York 

Sugar Maple


Aceraceae Acer saccharum
Opposite, simple and palmately veined, 3 to 6 inches long, 5 lobed with
entire margin; green above, paler below.


Yellow to green, small, clustered, hanging from a long (1 to 3 inch)
stem, appearing with the leaves.


Two-winged horseshoe-shaped samaras about 1 inch long, appearing in
clusters, brown when mature in Autumn.


Brown, slender and shiny with lighter lenticels, terminal buds brown
and very sharp pointed.


Variable, but generally grayish brown,on older trees may be furrowed,
with long, thick irregular curling outward ridges.


Medium to tall tree (to 100 feet) with very dense elliptical crown.

Copyright 2019 Virginia Tech Dept. of Forest Resources and Environmental
Conservation; Photos and text by: John Seiler, Edward Jensen,
Alex Niemiera, and John Peterson;Silvics reprinted from Ag
Handbook 654; range map source information