Second question...can this type be tapped for syrup?
I do believe this tree can be tapped for syrup. Acer rubrum. Red Maple
Let's wait until others have had a chance to concur or negate.
I think it is a black or sugar maple. I think syrup depends more on the temperatures , not the type of maple. I made syrup 2 years from silver maples in the Chicago area. I made a couple quarts from 2 trees. It is a 16:1 ratio from the juice ( NOT sap). On a bright sunny day after a below freezing night the juice flowed heavily . A cloudy day following a night in the 40's produced no juice. In March , the juice stops . I was actually starting to worry how to stop juice flow before it weakened the trees .