Black Maple Trees
The Black Maple resembles the Sugar Maple and is often considered in the same family as the Sugar Maple. The most significant difference is the 3-lobed leaf of the Black Maple versus the 5-lobed leaf of the Sugar Maple.
Black Maples can be identified based on the following characteristics:
The Black Maple grows to approximately 100 feet tall. Fall color ranges from bright yellow, orange, or a red-orange. Can live over 200 years.
Southeastern Quebec, to Northern Wisconsin, to Tennessee. Grows in a subset of where the Sugar Maple can be found.
The bark is similar to the Sugar Maple, but a bit darker and with deeper grooves.
Similar to the Sugar Maple, but with 3 lobes instead of 5. The leaf often appears to be drooping.