Acer saccharinum--Silver Maple

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Acer saccharinum--Silver Maple

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Silver maple is a fast growing, weak wooded tree. The tree is useful in wet areas and transplants easily. The root system forms surface roots. Silver maple can be a prolific seed producer giving rise to many volunteer trees. Silver maple reaches height of 80 to 100 feet.

There are a few cultivars but these also have weak wood: 'Pyramidale'--narrow crown; Silver Queen--bright green leaves with lower leaf surfaces silvery; 'weiri'-- cutleaved form with pendulous branches.

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