Box Elder

Tyng Mansion Dendrology Tour

Box Elder

Tyngsborough, Massachusetts 01879, United States

Created By: Unity College


Box Elder ~ Acer negundo

This tree was found right on the edge of where some construction was done and was tilted to the side slightly. If you go to the right of the turf field by the water it's easy to spot and it's actually a native here in Massachusetts. This species is interesting to me because of its leaves (and sap) in particular. It's leaves resemble those of an ash tree but it's comical since it's really a part of the maples. Sometimes the sap can be used to make maple syrup as well but it doesn't come out as sweet as sugar maples.

This point of interest is part of the tour: Tyng Mansion Dendrology Tour


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