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Acer saccharum Marshall var. saccharum

This result should not be considered complete or definitive and is for reference only. Care must be taken when using any wild plant for food, fiber, medicine or any other non-traditional uses. The information was complied using multiple sources and these references should be consulted for more complete descriptions of usage(s) and potential health risk. We are not responsible for any ill effects from the information included on this page.

Uses Part Preparation Effect Notes
Utility  Trunk or branch Carving
Sap or juice
Sap or juice Tea
Inner bark Dried
Trunk or branch Keep damp Weaving; rims, handles, splints
Sap or juice Boiled
Ashes Ash-lye to make hominy, tanning hides
Sapling Poles, lodge & push poles, crutches
Trunk or branch Firewood, Paddles for sap, smoking fish, tree taps, Utensils, crutches,
Dye  Ashes To set dye
Medicine  Inner bark Colds/sore throat/earache

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