Common Names: soft maple, river maple, silverleaf maple, swamp maple, water maple, and white maple
Habitat: Silver maple is found on stream banks, flood plains, and lake edges where it grows best on better-drained, moist alluvial soils.
Description: Silver maple growth is rapid in both pure and mixed stands and the tree may live 130 years or more.
Uses: Silver maple is cut and sold with red maple
(A. rubrum) as soft maple lumber. It is also used as a shade tree for landscapes.
Silver Maple Photos - ForestryImages.Org
Identify Silver Maple - Virginia Tech Dendrology