Silver Maple is a beautiful tree in all seasons, but we enjoy it most in the fall because of the gorgeous fall color.
Silver Maple (Acer saccharinum)
Why didn't the tree get into shape?
- It couldn't stick to a root-ine!
Did you know?
- The wood is used for furniture, flooring, musical instruments, tool handles, wagons, carts, and rails
- The sap is used to make syrup. It has the lowest sugar content of the maples used for syrup
- Native Americans used the sap as a treatment for kidney and liver ailments and as a cough syrup
- The seeds can be roasted, added to salads and other dishes, or dried and ground into flour
- Silver Maple
- Silver Leaf Maple
- White Maple
- Seeds are eaten by birds, squirrels, and chipmunks
- Beavers eat the bark
- Deer and rabbits feed on the leaves
- Birds and mammals use the tree for nesting and shelter
- 50-80' tall, with a crown width of 30-50'
- Full sun to partial shade
- Moist, well-drained soil
Select Identification Characteristics:
- Leaf Type: Simple
- Leaf Arrangement: Opposite
- Bud Arrangement: Opposite
- Terminal Bud: Single