Jim Gilbert's Nature Notes: Sugar Maple Trees

  • by: Jim Gilbert Special to the Star Tribune
  • Updated: October 10, 2013 - 2:16 PM

Just as the sap of the sugar maple is prized during spring, we value the splendor of the tree’s autumn color as it contributes to the beauty of our natural landscape. The foliage of sugar maples ­— now displaying clear yellow pigment, the richest crimson and brilliant burnt-orange — outdoes all other trees.

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