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Reconsider Planting Silver Maple or Boxelder in Your Yard


Silver Maple and Boxelder:

Acer saccharinum and Acer negundo

Why You Should Not Plant Silver Maple or Boxelder!:

Silver maple has fallen into disfavor because of broken limbs, a lack of ornamental beauty and an aggressive root system that clogs drains and buckles sidewalks.
Both silver maple and boxelder are considered true maples. However their wood is one of the weakest of the species and subject to storm damage. These trees are short lived and have drooping branches that require pruning and high maintenance. They are highly susceptible to mites, aphids and scale.

Redeeming Features:

*These trees are fast growing and provide quick shade.

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