Sugar maple – how sweet it is

I found a leaf on the sidewalk at lunchtime today.

My hand is in the picture purely for scale.

My hand is in the picture purely for scale.

Here’s the parent tree

Fall colors in the city

with leaves that span the gamut from fresh green to fully lit.

Not 100% sure it’s a sugar maple. Could be a red maple. Can you tell what kind it is?

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