Norway Maple vs. Sugar Maple?
Question by Brian M: Norway Maple vs. Sugar Maple?
How can you tell the diffrence between Sugar and Norway Maples. I know they say that you can squeeze the leaf and if its milky its Norway and if its clear its a Sugar. I can take two seperate leaves from the same tree and get one milky and one clear. Is there any other way.
Answer by esgirl007
yes, i cut and pasted this but……..
Norway maple is frequently confused with Sugar Maple. Sugar Maple is easy to identify by clear sap in the petiole (Norway Maple has white sap). The tips of the points on Norway Maple leaves reduce to a fine “hair”, while the tips of the points on Sugar Maple leaves are on close inspection rounded. On mature tress, Sugar Maple bark is more shaggy, while Norway Maple bark has small, often criss-crossing grooves. While the shape and angle of leaf lobes vary somewhat within all Maple species, the leaf lobes of Norway Maple tend to have a more triangular shape, in contrast to the more squarish lobes often seen on Sugar Maples. The seeds of Sugar Maple are globose, while Norway Maple seeds are flattened. Norway Maple often has a simple yellow autumn colour, although orange-red is not uncommon in some areas. Sugar Maple usually has a brighter orange autumn colour.
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