Black Maple (Acer nigrum)
Tree on lawn, south side of Fernald Hall, near Sebec Road
- Native range includes New England through parts of Minnesota; Maine is toward the upper extreme; spectacular fall color.
- Also called black sugar maple as some authorities consider this a subspecies of sugar maple (Acer saccharum) rather than a separate species.
- More tolerant of drought and short-term flooding than sugar maples.
- Black maple sold as lumber, and sap used in maple syrup; hardwood.