How to Draw a Maple Tree

In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Maple Tree in 4 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.

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Below are the individual steps - you can click on each one for a High Resolution printable PDF version.

At the bottom you can read some interesting facts about the Maple Tree.

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How to Draw a Maple Tree - Step-by-Step Tutorial

Step 1: First, draw the roots of the tree. Draw two slanted lines that are spaced out a little. Draw two spaced out lines that go up and down, right next to your last lines. Continue this about three more times but make sure that the first line of your root connects to the last line of the root you just drew. You should have a small line of these roots.

Step 2: Now draw the trunk of the tree. Draw a straight line going up from the first root that you drew. Draw another line going up but this time from the top of the last root you drew.

Step 3: Then, it’s time to draw the branches. Draw two long wavy lines coming out of the top of the trunk. Add small spikes to the end of the two wavy lines that connect them together. This is one branch. Continue doing this until you have as many branches as you want.

Step 4: Last thing to do is to draw the leaves. Start on one of the branches and draw a very small line coming out of the branch. Draw three small spikes coming out of the line you just drew. Now you have a leave! Repeat this step around the different branches to create as many leaves as you want.

Interesting Facts about Maple Trees

Maple trees are a common tree in North America. They can grow to 145 feet tall. Maples have very recognizable leaves. The leaf on a Maple Tree is fan-like. The seeds are sometimes called “Helicopters.” That’s because of the 2 propellers on the sides of the seed. The seeds fly away on the wind. Maple trees are harvested for maple syrup. Maple farmers tap the tree trunks for syrup. During the autumn months Maple trees are tourist attractions because of the bright red, orange or yellow color the leaves turn.

Did you know?

  • There are 128 species of Maple Tree, but 54 are endangered.
  • It takes 40 years for a Maple Tree to be harvestable for syrup.
  • 1 gallon of syrup takes 30 to 50 gallons of sap.
  • Maple wood is used to make violins, guitars, and drums.
  • Maple bark is used for tea and pain relief.
  • Canada uses the Maple leaf as their national symbol.

Theme: Treat your kids to a maple syrup breakfast. Offer French toast, pancakes, waffles, and even Monte Cristo sandwiches. If you have the opportunity to visit a maple farm, then plan a field trip. In America there are bed and breakfasts that offer an educational tour of Maple farming.