Specie: Hard Maple
LATIN NAME: Acer saccharum, Acer nigrum
OTHER COMMON NAMES: sugar maple, rock maple, black maple
Janka Hardness Value: 1450
American hard maple is a cold climate species although trees can grow throughout the USA in mixed hardwood forests but favour the more northern states. The species is quite different from other maples throughout the world. The trees often grow in dense stands on many types of soil and are also farmed for their famous maple syrup. Harvesting the trees is seasonal (autumn and winter).