The height and circumference measurements listed here are for the largest-known sugar maple in Atlanta. This tree is located on private property.
The tree is sometimes planted as an ornamental. It grows in partial shade or open areas. It prefers wet soils. It’s a stable tree with little disease or insect pest problems.
The leaves turn a bright yellow to orange color in Fall. The bark is pale in color, much like the grey-white of a white oak. The bark exfoliates (flakes off) when the tree is mature, which adds interest to the tree.
There isn't much to mention here. This is a predictable tree as far as limb breakage and litter. This tree does not shed very much.
This tree is not tapped for maple syrup as is done in the North.
Tree: T. Davis Sydnor, The Ohio State University, Bugwood.org
Bark: Peter Jenkins, TreeInspection.com
Leaves: Peter Jenkins, TreeInspection.com
Fall Leaves: Joseph O’Brien, Bugwood.org
Flowers: Joseph Berger, Bugwood.org
Seeds: Paul Wray, Bugwood.org