Similar Species: Of the 150 species of maples in the world, only ten are native to Canada. These include the Sugar Maple, Black Maple, Mountain Maple, Bigleaf Maple, Red Maple, Douglas Maple, Vine Maple, Manitoba Maple Silver Maple, and Striped Maple.
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Habitat: The sugar maple prefers deep, fertile, moist, well-drained soils with some lime content. It is found on the Canadian Shield, deep soils low in lime. Decomposing leaves enrich the soil by reducing the acidity and increasing the mineral content.
It tolerates heavy shade for many years, and grows normally when released by an opening in the canopy.