GLEBE TREES AND SHRUBS
Sugar maple (Acer saccharum)
At Brown's inlet, there are more Norway maple, both yellow-green and olive colour. The sugar maple have no milky
juice visible when the petiole is broken, and the notch seems more U-shaped thatn Norway maple.
April 15, 2009. Queen Elizabeth Drive.
The bark varies a lot with age, as with many trees. Here, the trunk is dark
and showing signs of fissuring. The upper branches are still smooth and
very light grey. Red maple looks very much the same.
April 15, 2009, Queen Elizabeth Drive.
Whereas silver maple are flowering, and the buds of red maple are
very large, perhaps with some flowering, sugar maple buds show
little activity. The buds differ from red, silver, Manitoba, and Norway
maple which are the common maple in the Glebe. These are narrow,
pointy, small, and have more rows of scales. From a distance, they
look like little arrow heads.
List of trees and shrubs with opposite, simple, toothed leaves