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Silver Maple - 100 Most Common North American Trees


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Description and Identification of Silver Maple
Silver maple leaf

Silver maple leaf

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.

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