We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
I had no idea that Norway Maple was not native - I suppose the name should have been a give-away.
When cutting firewood with family, we called it "Swamp Maple" and distinguish it from Sugar, Red, and Silver varities. Now that I know, they will be the first I cut along with Tree of Heaven which seems to have totaly overrun the Eastern U.S.