The following information was excerpted from the Consolidated Laws of New York, STL - State, Article 6, Section 76.
STL - State
ARTICLE 6 - ARMS AND GREAT SEAL OF STATE
§ 76. State tree. The sugar maple (Acer Saccharum M.) shall be the official tree of the state.
New York Legislature. The Consolidated Laws of New York. <http://public.leginfo.state.ny.us/menugetf.cgi?COMMONQUERY=LAWS> Accessed January 20, 2011.
Shearer, Benjamin F. and Barbara S. State Names, Seals, Flags and Symbols: A Historical Guide Third Edition, Revised and Expanded. Westport, Conn: Greenwood Press, 3 Sub edition, 2001.
New York State Tree: New York State Library.
The life of a sugar maple tree: Cornell Sugar Maple Research & Extension Program.
Acer saccharum Sugar Maple Aceraceae: University of Connectict Plant Database of Trees, Shrubs and Vines.
Sugar maple (Acer saccharum Marsh): Tree Identification Fact Sheet from the Virginia Tech.
Sugar maple (Acer saccharum Marsh): Landowner Fact Sheet from the Virginia Tech.
Plant Profile for Acer saccharum Marsh (sugar maple): USDA, NRCS. 2011. The PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov, 20 January 2011). National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.
Acer saccharum Marsh (sugar maple): United States Department of Agriculture: Forest Service: Agriculture Handbook 654: Silvics of North America.
CalPhotos Photo Database: Photographs of Acer saccharum from CalPhotos, a project of the Biodiversity Sciences Technology group (BSCIT), part of the Berkeley Natural History Museums at UC, Berkley.
New York State Maple Producers Association: Official website.
State Trees: Complete list of official state trees from NETSTATE.COM.
More symbols & emblems: Complete list of official New York state symbols from NETSTATE.COM.
From Seed to Maple Tree: Following the Life Cycle, by Laura Purdie Salas. 24 pages. Publisher: Picture Window Books (September 1, 2008) Reading level: Ages 4-8. What does a seed need to grow? What color flowers does a sugar maple tree have? Let your mind bloom as you learn about the life cycle of a sugar maple tree.
Maple Trees, by Marcia S. Freeman. 24 pages. Publisher: Capstone Press (September 1, 1998) Reading level: Ages 4-8. Text and photographs describe the trunks, branches, leaves, seeds, and life cycle of maple trees.
Trees of New York Field Guide, by Stan Tekiela. 260 pages. Publisher: Adventure Publications (May 10, 2006) You don’t need to be an expert to appreciate trees. This field guide contains everything you’ll want to know, including full-page photos and detailed information about 118 species of New York trees, including each tree’s leaves or needles, bark, mature size, fall color, state-specific range map and more.
New York City Trees: A Field Guide for the Metropolitan Area, by Edward S. Barnard. 240 pages. Publisher: Columbia University Press (September 15, 2002) If you're not a tree lover now, this pocket-sized gem—dedicated to the idea that every species of tree has a story and every individual tree has a history—will make you one. Produced in consultation with the City's Parks and Recreation department and the New York Tree Trust, this book is a reference to the stories of New York City's trees, complete with photographs, tree silhouettes, leaf and fruit morphologies, and charming and informative explanatory texts. It is divided into four sections: "The Best Places to See Trees," full of insider's tips and helpful maps; "New York City's Great Trees," a directory of the oldest, strangest, most beautiful trees; "The Tree Guide," arranged for ease of identification by leaf shape and size; and, finally, "Sources and Resources" for future investigation..
A Field Guide to Eastern Trees (Peterson Field Guides) , by George A. Petrides. 448 pages. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; 2nd edition (July 15, 1998) This field guide features detailed descriptions of 455 species of trees native to eastern North America, including the Midwest and the South. The 48 color plates, 11 black-and-white plates, and 26 text drawings show distinctive details needed for identification. Color photographs and 266 color range maps accompany the species descriptions.
A Field Guide to Trees and Shrubs, by George A. Petrides. 464 pages. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; Second Edition edition (September 6, 1973) All the wild trees, shrubs, and woody vines in the area north to Newfoundland, south to North Carolina and Tennessee, and west to the Dakotas and Kansas are described in detail. Accounts of 646 species include shape and arrangement of leaves, height, color, bark texture, flowering season, and fruit. Clear, accurate drawings illustrate leaves, flowers, buds, tree silhouettes, and other characteristics.
National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Trees: Eastern Region, by Elbert Luther Little. 716 pages. Knopf; Chanticleer Press Ed edition (May 12, 1980) Tree peepers everywhere will enjoy these two guides which explore the incredible environment of our country's forests-including seasonal features, habitat, range, and lore. Nearly 700 species of trees are detailed in photographs of leaf shape, bark, flowers, fruit, and fall leaves -- all can be quickly accessed making this the ideal field guide for any time of year.
America's Famous and Historic Trees: From George Washington's Tulip Poplar to Elvis Presley's Pin Oak (Hardcover) by Jeffrey G. Meyer. America's Famous and Historic Trees tells the stories of various trees that Meyer and his cohorts rescued or propagated: oftentimes, when trees were going to be cut down, he and his workers headed off the bulldozers, rescuing the tree with their massive tree hoe. Other trees--like the Indian Marker Pecan in southeast Dallas--were propagated before they died.
Trees : National Champions (Hardcover) by Barbara Bosworth. Bosworth captures the ineffable grace and dignity of trees with clarity and directness: the green ash that shades a midwestern crossroads, the common pear that blooms in a Washington field, and the Florida strangler fig with its mass of entwining aerial roots. Her black and white photographs, panoramic views taken with an 8 x 10 camera, show the immensity of the largest species and the hidden triumphs of the smallest
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