Happy National Maple Syrup Day - December 17th!

The maple tree....a gift of nature!  The epitome of sustainability...hundreds of years old and they just keep giving.

The Comfort Maple is an enormous and strangely shaped sugar maple tree which is believed to be at least 500 years old, the oldest sugar maple in Canada (Acer saccharum). This beautiful tree stands at nearly 100 feet tall with a trunk circumference of 20 feet and it's branches stretch far out to the sky. Many of its branches are supported by guy wires to ensure their stability, and there are even some bricks and concrete in the tree that were used to seal old wounds seared into the trunk and to protect it from disease and insects. The tree is really an awe inspiring sight and is an example of a very special gift of nature...the maple tree.  Happy National Maple Syrup Day!

Read more: http://www.niagaragreenbelt.com/listings/76-parks-gardens-a-conservation-areas/341-comfort-maple.html

Dori Ross


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