Dale Hodgins wrote:Gordon, I have never heard of growing sugar maples as far north as you propose. Have you seen others doing this? Are they specimen trees, or are they using them for sugar?
I used to live in Southern Ontario where it's very easy to grow them. But I think the farthest north I ever saw them growing naturally, was somewhere around North Bay. I was interested in buying a maple forest there, in the hope of managing it for lumber. Turns out that just about every maple tree grown that far north has a hollow centre. They call it black heart. So it's only good for syrup and low-grade firewood.