Sugar Maple


  • Acer saccharum.  Sugar Maple Tree
  • Zone 3-8.
  • Native North American tree for maple syrup production, firewood and lumber.
  • Coppicing species and good in permaculture plantings

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Acer saccharum. Zone 3a. This is the standard tree for maple syrup and sugar production. Native to North America, this species can reach a height of well over 100 feet with a 50 foot wide crown. A seedling tree will take decades to reach the age of safe tapping, but they can live as long as 400 years. Useful for lumber (highly valued), for firewood production (excellent btu level), as well as sugar and maple production. In permaculture systems, the tree is used in coppicing and pollarding. These procedures were used to successionally harvest firewood, construction materials, and mulches. Since maples respond well (resprout) from trunks if cut in the dormant season, they lend themselves well to these systems.

Available Services:

Tree Pruning
Proper pruning ensures a healthier tree, improves fruit size and increases fruit yield. Fruit trees should be pruned during winter dormancy. We’ll prune individual trees or an entire orchard.

We offer services for those who would like assistance in planting and/or maintaining trees and help with everything from staking trees to trellising grapes and berries. We will show you the proper procedures for caring for your home orchard or do the maintenance for you.

Custom Grafting
In addition to grafting the fruit trees we sell, we also offer custom grafting services. We can graft a hard to find cultivar, a reproduction from your own tree, or we can graft onto an existing tree on your property. New trees can be sent right away or grown a year here.

We do site visits, help with soil and other tests, and planning. Included are written plans for the implementation and day to day operations of your future of existing plantings. Fees vary according to the extent of the operation. Contact us for further info.

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