Friends of Belfast Botanic Gardens Tree archive
This is one of a series of short articles about trees in the Belfast Botanic Gardens compiled by the Friends group. The tree tag number relates to the small aluminium discs, usually fixed on the tree trunk, 2 to 3m above ground level.
The tree that produces the sap from which maple syrup is made! It is a native of Eastern Canada and Eastern North America and quite commonly grown in the British Isles. The sugar maple makes a tidy small tree, but can reach 120 ft eventually. There are two attractive examples in Belfast Botanic Gardens either side of the path from the Embankment gate to the Tropical ravine.
Sugar maple in Spring
Acer saccharum leaf in Belfast Botanic Gardens
Acer saccharum flower in Belfast Botanic Gardens
Acer saccharum developing fruit
Photos taken in Belfast Botanic Gardens in 2009 and 2010. Copyright: Friends of Belfast Botanic Gardens.
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