TN native. Its native range was from southern Canada to the north edges of the southern gulf states, and from east Kansas to Virginia. The most planted yard shade tree in the eastern U.S. from 1870 to 1960. Superlative shade density, tree stability, consistent growth rate, and beautiful yellow and orange Fall color are reasons for its popularity for all those years. And it is still very popular and loved. Let’s not forget Maple Syrup either, or Maple wood for furniture.