The favorite Sugar Maple of Luke in Summer 2015

Name(s)

> Luke

Tree species 

> Sugar Maple

Location

 > Front yard

Narrative

My tree is the Sugar Maple. Its scientific name is Acer saccharum. You can find sugar maples in the forest in Kentucky. It has red and yellow leaves in the fall that give the tree a lot of color. Before the leaves turn red and yellow, they are a dark green. Its leaves are like a hand because they have 5 lobes. The Sugar Maple is known also for the maple syrup. This tree can live really long if it stays healthy. I picked this tree because it is the tree that I have noticed more than the others. The branches go out really far and that's why it looks so big. I always thought that it was smaller but it actually is bigger than I thought. My dog likes to chase the squirrels that look for food in it and he tries to climb it. This tree provides a home to birds and squirrels and other things too. It gives off oxygen to the environment. It has a bird's nests in the top where I have seen some blue jays going to. It is a great tree for a park or someone’s back yard. It is a large tree that gives off a lot of shade. This is a tree that needs a lot of water to stay healthy. I will make sure that it will get enough water from now on.

Rainwater interception (gallons)

= 5017

Energy conservation (kWh)

= 13

CO2 reduction (pounds)

= 42

Overall annual benefits ($)

= 85

 

Photography

  1. The favorite Sugar Maple of Luke in Summer 2015