Frequently almost pure stands of sugar maple may be found with the black maple absent.
The black maple is the sugar maple of South Dakota and Iowa.
That silence seemed to ooze out of the ground, to hang under the foliage of the black maple trees with the bats and shadows.
Whirled down the sky like black maple leaves caught up aloft, came two more crows.
Those who distinguish the two species agree that the black maple is the more desirable tree for shade tree planting.