Recommended Indigenous Trees Feature: Sugar Maple


The next in our series of trees we recommend for use in local landscaping is the fast-growing Sugar Maple!  The experts at Knutsen Landscaping have compiled a list of trees indigenous to our region in Pennsylvania.

Sugar Maple Acer saccharum

  • Primary maple tree in the production of maple syrup.
  • Fast-growing tree—can grow as much as 1 foot in a year’s time. Average between 40-60 feet tall with a 20-40 foot spread.
  • Root systems are shallow, causing them to not be good around compacted, marshy, thin, or dry sandy soils.
  • Great trees for urban parks and large landscapes.
  • Cultivars include: Flashfire, Green Mountain, Legacy