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It is native to eastern and central North America where it typically occurs in moist to wet, sometimes mucky, often poorly drained soils on floodplains, along the edges of streams and rivers and in low woods. It has been used in the treatment of coughs, diarrhoea etc. Latin name: Acer saccharum Synonyms: Acer saccharinum Family: Aceraceae (Maple Family) Medicinal use of Sugar Maple: A tea made from the inner bark is a blood tonic, diuretic and expectorant. Its leaves feature the deepest lobe-forming "cuts" among the naturally occurring Midwestern maples, and their undersides are silvery-whitish. Acer saccharinum commonly known as silver maple gets its name from the silvery undersides of its leaves. Its natural habitat is along stream banks, floodplains, and lake edges where it grows best on better-drained, moist alluvial soils. Susceptible to verticillium wilt, anthracnose and canker. 0000008029 00000 n Acer saccharum, the sugar maple or rock maple, is a species of flowering plant in the soapberry and lychee family Sapindaceae. A compound infusion of the bark has been used as drops in treating blindness. It is native to eastern North America and is often found in flood plains, along streams or rivers, or low-lying woodlands. 0000007143 00000 n Easily grown in average, medium to wet soils in full sun to part shade. On old trees, it is reddish-brown, fur- rowed, and separated into large thin scales that ar e loose at the botto m.Twigs are chestnut brown and shiny. 2) Origin: native to North America Uses: reclamation plant; shade tree; tree has been successfully grown in urban areas where air pollution, poor drainage, compacted soil, and/or drought are common Wood: Wood is pale, soft, weak, even-textured, rather brittle, easily worked, and decays readily when exposed. soft maple, river maple, white maple, water maple, silverleaf maple, creek maple. The name "chalk maple" (in addition to the Latin name, meaning "white skin") comes from the attractive smooth and thin chalky white or … Many authorities recommend against planting silver maple. Unless your silver maple (Acer saccharinum) is young or recently injured, don't be worried about its peeling bark. In leaf, leaf shapes separate species. Leaves opposite, simple, 8-15 cm across and 15-17 cm long, deeply lobed (5-7 lobes), coarse, sharp, irregular teeth, bright green above and silvery white below and pubescent when young; petiole 8-12 cm long. The silver maple is also known as Acer saccharinum, soft maple, river maple, silverleaf maple, swamp maple, water maple, and white maple. Expand. The bark can be eaten by beaver and deer. 0000069363 00000 n Eventually the tree would have broken apart and fallen on the barn. Bark Light Gray or Red Brown, Exfoliating. It should be saved for planting in wet areas or where nothing else will thrive. planted in urban areas: Acer rubrum. Weak wood is a concern. It is a fast-growing, somewhat graceful tree that formerly was a very popular urban landscape selection for lawns and streets, but has more recently fallen somewhat out of favor because of the proclivity of its weak-wooded limbs to split when stressed by high winds or ice/snow. xref Amur maple trees are large multi-stemmed shrubs or small trees. Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate in Leaf. Without proper and frequent pruning high winds and ice can cause limbs to break. The tree is useful in wet areas, transplants easily, and can grow where few others can. This is one of the largest deciduous trees native to Missouri, typically growing to 50-80’ (less frequently to 100’) tall with a rounded open spreading crown. Bark smooth, gray when young, becoming shaggy with age. It is usually found growing in open sunlight along creeks and waterways. It occurs from northeastern Canada west through Ontario, south to north Florida, and west through Arkansas and Oklahoma. 178 34 A.K.A. This is a fault in the tree which makes it very weak. Differences: The way to tell Red Maple and Sugar Maple apart is by the bark. The Garden wouldn't be the Garden without our Members, Donors and Volunteers. 0000005651 00000 n Suggested Use: Shade Tree, Street Tree, Rain Garden, Tolerate: Drought, Wet Soil, Black Walnut, Air Pollution. 0000025340 00000 n 0000002383 00000 n A tea made from the inner bark is a blood tonic, diuretic and expectorant. Bark is gray and smooth on young branches and trunk; breaking into narrow, flattened plates on older trunks that peel away slightly to give a rough, somewhat "shaggy" appearance. The sap has been used for treating sore eyes. 0000001826 00000 n It is a somewhat shade-tolerant species. The infusion is also applied externally to old, stubborn running sores. Silver maple is mostly restricted to rich, moist bottomland soils bordering streams, swamps, and lakeshores, but is capable of development on dry upland sites as well, particularly as an ornamental. The leaves are opposite, simple, and palmately lobed with five lobes. Size: Tree > 30 feet Height: 50' - 70' (spread 35' - 50') Leaves: Deciduous Shape: oval to rounded Ornamental Other: A particularly large, fast-growing, and as a result, weak-wooded tree. It has attractive gray to dark brown bark that as the tree matures develops a shaggy appearance as the bark develops long thin flaky scales that exfoliate at the ends. Under the exterior bark is a pinkish-brown inner bark. A beautiful large landscape tree. leucoderme NC State University and N.C. A&T State University work in tandem, along with federal, state and local governments, to form a strategic partnership called N.C. Shallow roots may damage nearby sidewalks. Acer platanoides: broken leaf stalks yielding milky sap, flowers with yellow petals, and fruit wings diverging at an angle of 170-180 degrees (vs. A. saccharum, with broken leaf stalks yielding watery sap, flowers without petals, and fruit wings diverging at an angle of 60-120 degrees). As with many fast growing trees, silver maple has weak brittle branches that are susceptible to breaking in high winds or when coated with ice/snow in winter. Amur Maple Tree (Acer ginnala) Amur maple (Acer ginnala) tree. Acer saccharinum Silver Maple Aceraceae. Polygamous greenish yellow flowers bloom in clusters in early spring (March) before the foliage. Form: Can become quite a large tree reaching over 100 feet tall, trunk usually short, dividing into several subtrunks. 0000008844 00000 n 0000006426 00000 n 0000061756 00000 n striped maple: low elevation mountain forests: Acer platanoides. The tree will often grow multi-stemmed unless trimmed as single stem style when young. trailer Out of leaf A. rubrum doesn't have "droop and swoop" branch tips like A. saccharinum endstream endobj 210 0 obj<>/Size 178/Type/XRef>>stream This plant was seen as a good street tree replacement for American Elms, however, due to its weak wooded nature and large size, it is known to drop limbs. 0000004065 00000 n The lobes are often very deep; the margins of the leaves are toothed and the upper surface is bright green while the … Plant in full sun to partial shade in moist, well-drained soil. Under the exterior bark is a pinkish-brown inner bark. Mature tree trunks and limbs develop a shaggy appearance as the bark develops long thin flaky scales that exfoliate at the ends. ����B� 6��JGG� `c`����X,����1���ѐ��уq P���W4�3�d:ː����¬������K��׎a������ M,`�cP����@,̠w� �� -�����uC72�}�` �Z�ޮ>W��b`k�\1)�q�+���A� *0 �3a Height 100' or more with a diameter of up to 36" or more; trunk usually short, divided into a number of long ascending limbs that are again divided and their small branches droop but turn upward at tips, forming a broad, rounded crown. 0000001985 00000 n Latin name: Acer saccharinum Synonyms: Acer dasycarpum, Acer eriocarpum Family: Aceraceae (Maple Family) Medicinal use of Silver Maple: An infusion of the bark is used in the treatment of coughs, cramps and dysentery. The silver maple is also known as Acer saccharinum, soft maple, river maple, silverleaf maple, swamp maple, water maple, and white maple. Silver Maple Acer saccharinum Maple family (Aceraceae) Description: This tree is 60-100' tall at maturity, forming a short broad trunk and an ovoid to obovoid crown that is defined by long ascending branches of considerable size. red maple. Latin name: Acer saccharinum Synonyms: Acer dasycarpum, Acer eriocarpum Family: Aceraceae (Maple Family) Medicinal use of Silver Maple: An infusion of the bark is used in the treatment of coughs, cramps and dysentery. In many parts of the eastern U.S., the large rounded buds are one of the primary food sources for squirrels during the spring, after many acorns and nuts have sprouted and the squirrels' food is scarce. Fall leaf color is yellow, brown and rarely red. Fall color is usually unremarkable. A compound infusion of the bark has been used as drops in treating blindness. Amur maple trees are large multi-stemmed shrubs or small trees. 0000009716 00000 n 0000005325 00000 n Gentle winds transform silver maple trees (Acer saccharinum) into shimmery flashes of light. VLCL�,Q��u�d�+А?�5/�7 �@+������h��b�#ȷ�����l6������uh�D$�R�DZH�K���4�5�[&o� 0000004808 00000 n Many authorities recommend against planting silver maple. Deeply 5-lobed light green leaves (to 6” across) have silvery undersides. Has separate male and female reproductive parts on the same tree (monoecious). Acer nigrum black maple: moist riverbottoms: Acer pensylvanicum. 0000061534 00000 n A.K.A. The bark is a food source for beavers and deer and rabbits browse the foliage. Silver maple (Acer saccharinum) is the fastest growing maple either native or planted in Iowa. It's is a medium-sized tree of short bole and quickly branching crown. 178 0 obj <> endobj samaras, 1.3" to 2.3" long, maturing in June ; one of the larger fruited maples ; Bark. Fall color is usually unremarkable. Silver maple is a tall, fast-growing, native tree of eastern North America. Roots often grow on the surface of the soil, making mowing grass difficult under the canopy. %%EOF Acer rubrum × Acer saccharinum → Acer ×‌freemanii Murray is a rare maple hybrid known from MA, ME, NH, VT. Acer saccharinum ranges across much of the eastern U.S.A. from Minnesota to Louisiana and east to New Brunswick, Maine and Georgia. Cooperative Extension, which staffs local offices in all 100 counties and with the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. 0000001521 00000 n Bark is gray and smooth on young branches and trunk; breaking into narrow, flattened plates on older trunks that peel away slightly to give a rough, somewhat "shaggy" appearance. Botanical name: Acer saccharinum Family: Aceraceae. This species has become over planted. In leaf, leaf shapes separate species. Scientific name: Acer saccharinum Pronunciation: AY-ser sack-uh-RYE-num Common name(s): Silver Maple Family: Aceraceae USDA hardiness zones: 3 through 9 (Fig. The trunks tend to produce cavities, which can shelter squirrels, raccoons, opossums, owls and woodpeckers. 0000007896 00000 n Norway maple. Its natural habitat is along stream banks, floodplains, and lake edges where it grows best on better-drained, moist alluvial soils. They al… (Compare to other common landscape maples.) 211 0 obj<>stream Long slender branches … Mature tree trunks and limbs develop a shaggy appearance as the bark develops long thin flaky scales that exfoliate at the ends. The leaf blades are similar to A. saccharinum but have V-shaped sinuses, a shorter central lobe, and teeth distributed over the apical 50–75% of the lobes. The seeds are also a food source for squirrels, chipmunks and birds. The tree had 3 trunks with included bark. Wood: Wood is pale, soft, weak, even-textured, rather brittle, easily worked, and decays readily when exposed. It has been used in the treatment of coughs, diarrhoea etc. endstream endobj 179 0 obj<>/Outlines 17 0 R/Metadata 47 0 R/PieceInfo<>>>/Pages 46 0 R/PageLayout/OneColumn/OCProperties<>/StructTreeRoot 49 0 R/Type/Catalog/LastModified(D:20060808094615)/PageLabels 44 0 R>> endobj 180 0 obj<>/PageElement<>>>/Name(HeaderFooter)/Type/OCG>> endobj 181 0 obj<>/ColorSpace<>/Font<>/ProcSet[/PDF/Text/ImageC]/ExtGState<>>>/Type/Page>> endobj 182 0 obj<> endobj 183 0 obj<> endobj 184 0 obj<> endobj 185 0 obj<> endobj 186 0 obj<> endobj 187 0 obj[/ICCBased 202 0 R] endobj 188 0 obj<> endobj 189 0 obj<> endobj 190 0 obj<> endobj 191 0 obj<> endobj 192 0 obj<> endobj 193 0 obj<>stream It was in the best interest of the clients property to remove the tree. Silver maple (Acer saccharinum) is likewise heavily toothed, and the petioles are usually green, but may be red as well: The keys to distinguishing the two species are: The sinuses (spaces between the lobes) in red maple are V-shaped, while those of silver maple are U-shaped. It is native to the hardwood forests of eastern Canada, from Nova Scotia west through southern Quebec, central and southern Ontario to southeastern Manitoba around Lake of the Woods, and northcentral and northeastern United States, from Minnesota eastward to Maine and southward to northern Virginia, Tennessee and Missouri. Silver maple is a tall, fast-growing, native tree of eastern North America. 0000004529 00000 n Amur Maple Tree (Acer ginnala) Amur maple (Acer ginnala) tree. Similar to red maple but coarser. By Jolene Hansen Unless your silver maple (Acer saccharinum) is young or recently injured, don't be worried about its peeling bark. Ornamental Characteristics. Perhaps best sited in areas of poor soil or low wet conditions where other stronger wooded trees will not grow. It's is a medium-sized tree of short bole and quickly branching crown. Silver maple tends to develop cavities that are used by cavity- Silver Maple Tree (Acer Saccharinum) Silver maple (Acer saccharinum) tree. Flowers give way to paired samaras (to 2” long) that mature in late spring. Click on images of Silver Maple to enlarge. Bark: gray brown, smooth on young trunks, older trunks fissured with long, and irregular flakes. x�bb�b`b``Ń3Υ�� %RL 0000005574 00000 n Bark: Light gray and smooth when young, when older breaks up into long thin strips, loose at ends. ashy-gray bark ; clusters of "Christmas ornament" flower buds along with smaller vegetative buds ; twigs produce an odor when broken ; confused with Acer saccharinum. Silver maple tends to develop cavities that are used by cavity- 0000004565 00000 n Bark is variable in this species. Tree sap is sweet, hence the species name which comes from the Latin word for sugar, but syrups made therefrom are greatly inferior to those made from sugar maple (Acer saccharum).Genus name is the Latin name for a maple tree.Specific epithet means sugary in reference to the sweet sap. startxref Trunk bark of mature trees is gray and rough-textured, consisting of flattened scales and straight to curving furrows. ... but not as noticeable as Acer rubrum or Acer platanoides flowers; Fruit. 0000000994 00000 n Bark is gray to brownish gray. Acer saccharinum is a denizen of floodplains and riverine ecosystems, well known to Midwesterners. 0000003281 00000 n The leaf blades are similar to A. saccharinum but have V-shaped sinuses, a shorter central lobe, and teeth distributed over the apical 50–75% of the lobes. It is usually found growing in open sunlight along creeks and waterways. x�b```b``=���� �A��bl,���a b`(z��dbb8�)��[�������ۣ�T� 0000003701 00000 n Botanical name: Acer saccharinum Family: Aceraceae. <<3A3D1CEC73674549B9B1A65A2AACA8D4>]>> It is widely distributed in Wisconsin, more abundant in the south, and largely found along streams and lakes and in deciduous swamps. Beige or Brown Samara, Large (1.50 - 3.00 inches), fruiting in Summer. They turn a … %PDF-1.4 %���� The bark is a food source for beavers and deer and rabbits browse the foliage. Without proper and frequent pruning high winds and ice can cause limbs to break. 0000005064 00000 n We removed a Silver Maple “Acer Saccharinum” from over a clients barn. 0000012025 00000 n Height 100' or more with a diameter of up to 36" or more; trunk usually short, divided into a number of long ascending limbs that are again divided and their small branches droop but turn upward at tips, forming a broad, rounded crown. The leavesare opposite, deeply five-lobed; and the edges are irregular and sharply toothed.The upper surface is pale green, the lower, silvery white. Out of leaf A. rubrum doesn't have "droop and swoop" branch tips like A. saccharinum Additionally, the leaves serve as a source of food f… soft maple, river maple, white maple, water maple, silverleaf maple, creek maple. No serious insect or disease problems. Silver maple has a vase shape and is a rapidly growing, fairly weak-wooded tree that reaches a height of 60 to 80 feet with a 5- to 6- foot diameter trunk on a moist site. 0000014695 00000 n Wildlife uses the silver maple in various ways. 0000069549 00000 n This species has become over planted. Silver Maple Tree (Acer Saccharinum) Silver maple (Acer saccharinum) tree. 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