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. Form: Can become quite a large tree reaching over 100 feet tall, trunk usually short, dividing into several subtrunks. 0000005064 00000 n endstream endobj 210 0 obj<>/Size 178/Type/XRef>>stream It has been used in the treatment of coughs, diarrhoea etc. 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. Mature tree trunks and limbs develop a shaggy appearance as the bark develops long thin flaky scales that exfoliate at the ends. 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. Beige or Brown Samara, Large (1.50 - 3.00 inches), fruiting in Summer. 0000004065 00000 n Bark is gray to brownish gray. Out of leaf A. rubrum doesn't have "droop and swoop" branch tips like A. saccharinum 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. 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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. A beautiful large landscape tree. No serious insect or disease problems. Its leaves feature the deepest lobe-forming "cuts" among the naturally occurring Midwestern maples, and their undersides are silvery-whitish. x�b```b``=���� �A��bl,���a b`(z��dbb8�)��[�������ۣ�T� Norway maple. Amur Maple Tree (Acer ginnala) Amur maple (Acer ginnala) tree. 0000011340 00000 n Silver maple (Acer saccharinum) is the fastest growing maple either native or planted in Iowa. 0000000016 00000 n Cooperative Extension, which staffs local offices in all 100 counties and with the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. Easily grown in average, medium to wet soils in full sun to part shade. Botanical name: Acer saccharinum Family: Aceraceae. They turn a … Acer saccharum subsp. The seeds are also a food source for squirrels, chipmunks and birds. The tree had 3 trunks with included bark. x�bb�b`b``Ń3Υ�� %RL %PDF-1.4 %���� Plant in full sun to partial shade in moist, well-drained soil. 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). Click on images of Silver Maple to enlarge. 0000001985 00000 n samaras, 1.3" to 2.3" long, maturing in June ; one of the larger fruited maples ; Bark. soft maple, river maple, white maple, water maple, silverleaf maple, creek maple. 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. 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. A.K.A. 0000001826 00000 n 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. Acer rubrum × Acer saccharinum → Acer ×‌freemanii Murray is a rare maple hybrid known from MA, ME, NH, VT. ashy-gray bark ; clusters of "Christmas ornament" flower buds along with smaller vegetative buds ; twigs produce an odor when broken ; confused with Acer saccharinum. Sugar maple is best known for being the primary source of maple syrup Without proper and frequent pruning high winds and ice can cause limbs to break. ashy-gray bark ; clusters of "Christmas ornament" flower buds along with smaller vegetative buds ; twigs produce an odor when broken ; confused with Acer saccharinum. This species has become over planted. startxref 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. Also susceptible to scale and borers. 0000001521 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. 211 0 obj<>stream 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. 0000069363 00000 n <<3A3D1CEC73674549B9B1A65A2AACA8D4>]>> The infusion is also applied externally to old, stubborn running sores. 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 trunks tend to produce cavities, which can shelter squirrels, raccoons, opossums, owls and woodpeckers. 0000061756 00000 n The tree is useful in wet areas, transplants easily, and can grow where few others can. Has separate male and female reproductive parts on the same tree (monoecious). By Jolene Hansen Unless your silver maple (Acer saccharinum) is young or recently injured, don't be worried about its peeling bark. Acer rubrum × Acer saccharinum → Acer ×‌freemanii Murray is a rare maple hybrid known from MA, ME, NH, VT. 0000005325 00000 n Silver Maple Tree (Acer Saccharinum) Silver maple (Acer saccharinum) tree. 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. 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. Eventually the tree would have broken apart and fallen on the barn. Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate in Leaf. planted in urban areas: Acer rubrum. Under the exterior bark is a pinkish-brown inner bark. 0000008844 00000 n Deeply 5-lobed light green leaves (to 6” across) have silvery undersides. 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. It is native to eastern North America and is often found in flood plains, along streams or rivers, or low-lying woodlands. It is a somewhat shade-tolerant species. The leaves are opposite, simple, and palmately lobed with five lobes. The Garden wouldn't be the Garden without our Members, Donors and Volunteers. Wood: Wood is pale, soft, weak, even-textured, rather brittle, easily worked, and decays readily when exposed. Expand. 0000061534 00000 n 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. Fall color is usually unremarkable. 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. Roots often grow on the surface of the soil, making mowing grass difficult under the canopy. 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. 0000004529 00000 n Acer saccharinum is a denizen of floodplains and riverine ecosystems, well known to Midwesterners. Click on images of Silver Maple to enlarge. It is widely distributed in Wisconsin, more abundant in the south, and largely found along streams and lakes and in deciduous swamps. Gentle winds transform silver maple trees (Acer saccharinum) into shimmery flashes of light. They al… xref 0000001344 00000 n Weak wood is a concern. Fall leaf color is yellow, brown and rarely red. A.K.A. Additionally, the leaves serve as a source of food f… 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. 0000000994 00000 n Wildlife uses the silver maple in various ways. 0000007143 00000 n 0000069549 00000 n Bark Light Gray or Red Brown, Exfoliating. It occurs from northeastern Canada west through Ontario, south to north Florida, and west through Arkansas and Oklahoma. 0000014695 00000 n Prefers moist soils, but shows somewhat surprising tolerance for poor dry soils. It's is a medium-sized tree of short bole and quickly branching crown. Shallow roots may damage nearby sidewalks. 0000006426 00000 n Silver maple tends to develop cavities that are used by cavity- The name "chalk maple" (in addition to the Latin name, meaning "white skin") comes from the attractive smooth and thin chalky white or … In leaf, leaf shapes separate species. The leavesare opposite, deeply five-lobed; and the edges are irregular and sharply toothed.The upper surface is pale green, the lower, silvery white. We removed a Silver Maple “Acer Saccharinum” from over a clients barn. 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. Without proper and frequent pruning high winds and ice can cause limbs to break. Fall color is usually unremarkable. Unless your silver maple (Acer saccharinum) is young or recently injured, don't be worried about its peeling bark. Its natural habitat is along stream banks, floodplains, and lake edges where it grows best on better-drained, moist alluvial soils. The bark is a food source for beavers and deer and rabbits browse the foliage. 0000003281 00000 n Perhaps best sited in areas of poor soil or low wet conditions where other stronger wooded trees will not grow. Its natural habitat is along stream banks, floodplains, and lake edges where it grows best on better-drained, moist alluvial soils. Bark is gray to brownish gray. Mature tree trunks and limbs develop a shaggy appearance as the bark develops long thin flaky scales that exfoliate at the ends. The silver maple is also known as Acer saccharinum, soft maple, river maple, silverleaf maple, swamp maple, water maple, and white maple. 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Many authorities recommend against planting silver maple. Bark: Light gray and smooth when young, when older breaks up into long thin strips, loose at ends. Deeply 5-lobed light green leaves (to 6” across) have silvery undersides. Silver Maple Tree (Acer Saccharinum) Silver maple (Acer saccharinum) tree. Bark smooth, gray when young, becoming shaggy with age. 0000004808 00000 n Susceptible to verticillium wilt, anthracnose and canker. 178 0 obj <> endobj This is a fault in the tree which makes it very weak. Amur maple trees are large multi-stemmed shrubs or small trees. 0 0000008029 00000 n Out of leaf A. rubrum doesn't have "droop and swoop" branch tips like A. saccharinum H�tT�n�0��+x����EP�u2E���L��=����ұ�)0_?��8�f$E��{�(y���sQ�0�\^^O3` 0000012025 00000 n It is usually found growing in open sunlight along creeks and waterways. Wood: Wood is pale, soft, weak, even-textured, rather brittle, easily worked, and decays readily when exposed. 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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. 0000007896 00000 n 178 34 The tree will often grow multi-stemmed unless trimmed as single stem style when young. Differences: The way to tell Red Maple and Sugar Maple apart is by the bark. Flowers give way to paired samaras (to 2” long) that mature in late spring. Bark is variable in this species. 0000004565 00000 n trailer Acer saccharinum commonly known as silver maple gets its name from the silvery undersides of its leaves. 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. Bark: gray brown, smooth on young trunks, older trunks fissured with long, and irregular flakes. 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 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. red maple. 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 This species has become over planted. 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. 0000009716 00000 n The bark can be eaten by beaver and deer. 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. 0000002383 00000 n 0000069132 00000 n Acer saccharinum ranges across much of the eastern U.S.A. from Minnesota to Louisiana and east to New Brunswick, Maine and Georgia. Suggested Use: Shade Tree, Street Tree, Rain Garden, Tolerate: Drought, Wet Soil, Black Walnut, Air Pollution. ����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 Botanical name: Acer saccharinum Family: Aceraceae. Acer nigrum black maple: moist riverbottoms: Acer pensylvanicum. 0000005574 00000 n 0000010563 00000 n Amur maple trees are large multi-stemmed shrubs or small trees. Silver maple tends to develop cavities that are used by cavity- Amur Maple Tree (Acer ginnala) Amur maple (Acer ginnala) tree. 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