The Park has one sugar maple in each of the the northwest and northeast triangles. Sugar maples are readily recognized by their leaves, and well known as the source of sap for making sugary maple syrup for your pancakes. See Wikipedia entry here.
The sugar maple is a landscape standout. Medium to dark-green leaves turn yellow, burnt orange, or red in the fall. It tolerates shade, and likes a well-drained, moderately moist and fertile soil.
Northeast triangle sugar maple in July.
Sugar Maple factoids:
The fruits of the sugar maple are called samaras and look like those of the red maple
To make 1 gallon of maple syrup you have to boil down 30-40 gallons of maple sap. Sugar maples in the southern extreme of their growth zone, like in Philadelphia, don't produce much sap. Colder Vermont rules on maple syrup production!
The maple leaf on the flag of Canada most closely resembles the sugar maple leaf
In autumn, yellows, oranges, and reds fill the canopy of this tree.