Commonly known as a 'sugar maple', the garden originally had three trees, all located on Ed Dunn's portion of the property. However, only two are left, as the third one succumbed to soil borne diseases. Of the two remaining, one is quite happy and majestic, as it has better soil and more even summertime moisture. Both have beautiful autumn color. As with many NE American trees, these benefit from some supplemental watering, since our summers are so dry.