A very ornamental tree, and in favorable situations reaches the height of fifty or sixty feet; it grows along the banks of streams; its growth is astonishingly rapid. It is very short-lived in dry soil. Sugar is made from its sap. This and its rapidity of growth render it a very desirable tree for planting for the production of sugar. It is a singularly beautiful tree while standing alone; it has a round, symmetrical top, and very deep, dense foliage. A large proportion of its seed is worthless; it is planted and raised the same as the sugar maple.