Acer saccharum, Sugar Maple
To-day was a bit of a sad day for me. I had to have a Sugar Maple cut down. It was a 100 year old specimen. Unfortunately it was suffering from rot in the main trunk and had become dangerous. It was 25 meters tall and provided much shade and a wonderful home for many creatures year round. At any rate I decided to do it at this time before wild life created nesting homes within a few weeks. This was my second tallest tree, my biggest is doing just fine. That one is also a Sugar Maple and is over 30 meters in height. It is said to be the 3rd tallest tree in our town.