STATE TREE

                                SUGAR MAPLE



No. 1 of the Acts of 1949, effective March 10, 1949, designated the Sugar
Maple as the official State Tree.  Probably no activity is so identified with
Vermont as "sug'rin'," the production of maple syrup from the Sugar Maple. 
In late winter and early spring, sap is collected from the usually snow
surrounded maple trees in a sugarbush and boiled in the sugarhouse to make
syrup.  In addition, the reds and yellows of the leaves of Acer saccharum are
a key element in producing the scenic delights of Vermont's fall foliage.


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       from Office of the Secretary of State, Vermont Legislative Directory
  and State Manual, Biennial Session, 1993-1994, p. 13.

  Image produced from a photograph by Vermont Travel Division.