Unless your silver maple (Acer saccharinum) is young or recently injured, don't be worried about its peeling bark. It is usually thin, smooth and gray on young trees, becoming thicker, darker and deeply furrowed into vertical, occasionally scaly ridges. A beautiful large landscape tree. Bark smooth, gray when young, becoming shaggy with age. It was in the best interest of the clients property to remove the tree. 0000005325 00000 n Mature tree trunks and limbs develop a shaggy appearance as the bark develops long thin flaky scales that exfoliate at the ends. Out of leaf A. rubrum doesn't have "droop and swoop" branch tips like A. saccharinum Acer saccharum, the sugar maple or rock maple, is a species of flowering plant in the soapberry and lychee family Sapindaceae. Many authorities recommend against planting silver maple. ����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 H�tT�n�0��+x����EP�u2E���L��=����ұ�)0_?��8�f$E��{�(y���sQ�0�\^^O3` Click on images of Silver Maple to enlarge. 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. Additionally, the leaves serve as a source of food f… 0000010563 00000 n By Jolene Hansen Unless your silver maple (Acer saccharinum) is young or recently injured, don't be worried about its peeling bark. 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. This is a fault in the tree which makes it very weak. 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. x�bb�b`b``Ń3Υ�� %RL Acer saccharum subsp. It should be saved for planting in wet areas or where nothing else will thrive. 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. x�b```b``=���� �A��bl,���a b`(z��dbb8�)��[�������ۣ�T� 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). 0000007896 00000 n Amur maple trees are large multi-stemmed shrubs or small trees. Plant in full sun to partial shade in moist, well-drained soil. Its natural habitat is along stream banks, floodplains, and lake edges where it grows best on better-drained, moist alluvial soils. 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. 0000069549 00000 n Prefers moist soils, but shows somewhat surprising tolerance for poor dry soils. red maple. Form: Can become quite a large tree reaching over 100 feet tall, trunk usually short, dividing into several subtrunks. 0000004529 00000 n 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. 0000011340 00000 n It has been used in the treatment of coughs, diarrhoea etc. 178 0 obj <> endobj It is native to eastern North America and is often found in flood plains, along streams or rivers, or low-lying woodlands. Roots often grow on the surface of the soil, making mowing grass difficult under the canopy. Acer rubrum × Acer saccharinum → Acer ×‌freemanii Murray is a rare maple hybrid known from MA, ME, NH, VT. It is usually found growing in open sunlight along creeks and waterways. 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A compound infusion of the bark has been used as drops in treating blindness. 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. Fall color is usually unremarkable. Has separate male and female reproductive parts on the same tree (monoecious). Amur Maple Tree (Acer ginnala) Amur maple (Acer ginnala) tree. Eventually the tree would have broken apart and fallen on the barn. It occurs from northeastern Canada west through Ontario, south to north Florida, and west through Arkansas and Oklahoma. Acer saccharinum ranges across much of the eastern U.S.A. from Minnesota to Louisiana and east to New Brunswick, Maine and Georgia. Bark is gray to brownish gray. 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. In leaf, leaf shapes separate species. Wildlife uses the silver maple in various ways. 0000005064 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 name "chalk maple" (in addition to the Latin name, meaning "white skin") comes from the attractive smooth and thin chalky white or … Shallow roots may damage nearby sidewalks. Acer nigrum black maple: moist riverbottoms: Acer pensylvanicum. Long slender branches … It is a somewhat shade-tolerant species. 0000004808 00000 n This species has become over planted. The leaves are opposite, simple, and palmately lobed with five lobes. 0000069132 00000 n Out of leaf A. rubrum doesn't have "droop and swoop" branch tips like A. saccharinum Bark Light Gray or Red Brown, Exfoliating. 0000001521 00000 n 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. 0000003701 00000 n The tree had 3 trunks with included bark. 0000005574 00000 n Sugar maple is best known for being the primary source of maple syrup It is widely distributed in Wisconsin, more abundant in the south, and largely found along streams and lakes and in deciduous swamps. 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Cooperative Extension, which staffs local offices in all 100 counties and with the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. ashy-gray bark ; clusters of "Christmas ornament" flower buds along with smaller vegetative buds ; twigs produce an odor when broken ; confused with Acer saccharinum. 0000008029 00000 n 0000001344 00000 n 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. The bark is a food source for beavers and deer and rabbits browse the foliage. 0000009716 00000 n Silver maple is a tall, fast-growing, native tree of eastern North America. Silver maple is a tall, fast-growing, native tree of eastern North America. �{���Ϡ�a(�}QfH�쌻!�BW�(���PK5@ �c!|-�ĸX�K�I�b��͡�j�eD�x�XӡRt��;+�V��2�8R_D���oO��B� �S�h q7pz�}�6Ŧ���h�W�.�4�q׎�=nFז�8��q�s�B�h��K����� H�Ip��# �:��u�˛I &����ځ�G�U{R�ܳ6�d���o�f�be=QF�� m���� a2���s�rh)w՘J�D9tdc�Z�^�. The Garden wouldn't be the Garden without our Members, Donors and Volunteers. Beige or Brown Samara, Large (1.50 - 3.00 inches), fruiting in Summer. 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. endstream endobj 210 0 obj<>/Size 178/Type/XRef>>stream 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. Botanical name: Acer saccharinum Family: Aceraceae. 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. 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. Trunk bark of mature trees is gray and rough-textured, consisting of flattened scales and straight to curving furrows. Acer rubrum × Acer saccharinum → Acer ×‌freemanii Murray is a rare maple hybrid known from MA, ME, NH, VT. 0000000994 00000 n Its natural habitat is along stream banks, floodplains, and lake edges where it grows best on better-drained, moist alluvial soils. ashy-gray bark ; clusters of "Christmas ornament" flower buds along with smaller vegetative buds ; twigs produce an odor when broken ; confused with Acer saccharinum. It has been used in the treatment of coughs, diarrhoea etc. 0000004565 00000 n Acer saccharinum is a denizen of floodplains and riverine ecosystems, well known to Midwesterners. 0000001826 00000 n 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. Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate in Leaf. Many authorities recommend against planting silver maple. Bark is variable in this species. 0000002940 00000 n In leaf, leaf shapes separate species. Polygamous greenish yellow flowers bloom in clusters in early spring (March) before the foliage. Silver Maple Tree (Acer Saccharinum) Silver maple (Acer saccharinum) tree. Silver maple tends to develop cavities that are used by cavity- Silver maple tends to develop cavities that are used by cavity- Differences: The way to tell Red Maple and Sugar Maple apart is by the bark. The bark is a food source for beavers and deer and rabbits browse the foliage. 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. ... but not as noticeable as Acer rubrum or Acer platanoides flowers; Fruit. 0000004065 00000 n It's is a medium-sized tree of short bole and quickly branching crown. The infusion is also applied externally to old, stubborn running sores. startxref A compound infusion of the bark has been used as drops in treating blindness. 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. Similar to red maple but coarser. 0000061534 00000 n It is usually found growing in open sunlight along creeks and waterways. 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. striped maple: low elevation mountain forests: Acer platanoides. The bark can be eaten by beaver and deer. planted in urban areas: Acer rubrum. 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. This species has become over planted. Its leaves feature the deepest lobe-forming "cuts" among the naturally occurring Midwestern maples, and their undersides are silvery-whitish. Wood: Wood is pale, soft, weak, even-textured, rather brittle, easily worked, and decays readily when exposed. The seeds are also a food source for squirrels, chipmunks and birds. Without proper and frequent pruning high winds and ice can cause limbs to break. It's is a medium-sized tree of short bole and quickly branching crown. Silver Maple Tree (Acer Saccharinum) Silver maple (Acer saccharinum) tree. The lobes are often very deep; the margins of the leaves are toothed and the upper surface is bright green while the … 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. 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. samaras, 1.3" to 2.3" long, maturing in June ; one of the larger fruited maples ; Bark. Gentle winds transform silver maple trees (Acer saccharinum) into shimmery flashes of light. 0000005651 00000 n A.K.A. The trunks tend to produce cavities, which can shelter squirrels, raccoons, opossums, owls and woodpeckers. Susceptible to verticillium wilt, anthracnose and canker. 0000012025 00000 n Also susceptible to scale and borers. 0000061756 00000 n soft maple, river maple, white maple, water maple, silverleaf maple, creek maple. Click on images of Silver Maple to enlarge. Perhaps best sited in areas of poor soil or low wet conditions where other stronger wooded trees will not grow. The leavesare opposite, deeply five-lobed; and the edges are irregular and sharply toothed.The upper surface is pale green, the lower, silvery white. 0000025340 00000 n Ornamental Characteristics. Bark: Light gray and smooth when young, when older breaks up into long thin strips, loose at ends. 178 34 Without proper and frequent pruning high winds and ice can cause limbs to break. Amur maple trees are large multi-stemmed shrubs or small trees. Fall color is usually unremarkable. Mature tree trunks and limbs develop a shaggy appearance as the bark develops long thin flaky scales that exfoliate at the ends. xref 0000003281 00000 n Botanical name: Acer saccharinum Family: Aceraceae. Deeply 5-lobed light green leaves (to 6” across) have silvery undersides. 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. We removed a Silver Maple “Acer Saccharinum” from over a clients barn. Insects infesting silver maple trees (Acer saccharinum) range from nothing more than an annoyance to a more serious concern that can lead to the trees' defoliation and loss of vigor. Amur Maple Tree (Acer ginnala) Amur maple (Acer ginnala) tree. They al… trailer The silver maple is also known as Acer saccharinum, soft maple, river maple, silverleaf maple, swamp maple, water maple, and white maple. Wood: Wood is pale, soft, weak, even-textured, rather brittle, easily worked, and decays readily when exposed. No serious insect or disease problems. Silver maple (Acer saccharinum) is the fastest growing maple either native or planted in Iowa. The silver maple is also known as Acer saccharinum, soft maple, river maple, silverleaf maple, swamp maple, water maple, and white maple. Fall leaf color is yellow, brown and rarely red. Flowers give way to paired samaras (to 2” long) that mature in late spring. %PDF-1.4 %���� Under the exterior bark is a pinkish-brown inner bark. 0000006426 00000 n <<3A3D1CEC73674549B9B1A65A2AACA8D4>]>> A tea made from the inner bark is a blood tonic, diuretic and expectorant. 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. (Compare to other common landscape maples.) Norway maple. 211 0 obj<>stream 0000014695 00000 n Bark is gray to brownish gray. 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