West Virginia State Tree - Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum)
West Virginia State Tree

Sugar Maple

(Acer saccharum)

The Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum), designated as the official state tree of West Virginia, is a magnificent deciduous tree known for its vibrant autumn foliage and its significant economic and cultural importance. With its distinctive, five-lobed leaves and its ability to produce delicious maple syrup from its sap, the Sugar Maple is not only a symbol of natural beauty but also a source of pride for West Virginians. Its fiery orange and red leaves in the fall enhance the state's scenic landscapes, attracting both residents and visitors to witness its stunning seasonal transformation. This iconic tree serves as a testament to West Virginia's rich natural heritage and its connection to the land.

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