Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum) is the New York State tree and is characteristic of our broadleaf forests. This species grows best in deep, fertile, moist – well drained soils. It is shade tolerant and has a spectacular autumn color, which makes it a popular landscaping tree. Boiling the sap of this tree to make syrup is a common hobby and business in Warren County.
White Spruce (Picea glauca) prefers moist, well-drained soils and is a shade tolerant evergreen. Besides this species being widely used across Canada for pulpwood and lumber, its wide distributions provides habitat for wildlife across North America. Being a softer needle conifer than other spruces, White Spruce is a great yard tree.