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Silver Maple
Acer saccharinum

Native to eastern North America, this maple is one of the most common trees found. Also known as River Maple or White Maple, this deciduous tree is commonly found along streams and rivers. The buds of this species are an important food source for squirrels in late winter when the seed caches of most squirrels have been depleted.

Habitat:Stream banks and bottomlands; able to withstand temporary flooding, Found in a wide variety of climates and soils.
Growth Habit:Deciduous tree with fast growth rate, up to 26 m tall.
Bloom Time:Early spring before leaves.
Longevity:Short-lived.
Presence in US:AL AR CA CT DC DE FL GA IA IL IN KY LA MA MD ME MI MN MO MS NC ND NE NH NJ NM NY OH OK PA RI SC SD TN VA VT WA WI WV
Presence in Canada:NB ON QC SK
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