As winter approaches, the Maples’ leaves change colors.
In a few months, as it begins to warm, the tree produces a sweet sap which is boiled down to Maple syrup, over 100litres of sap are boiled to make 1 litre of the sweet syrup.
After sitting out for a few days, it dries. Here is an image with plane polarized light.
And here are some images with polarized light.