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Is Silver Maple a good tree?
Last Updated: 22nd June, 2020
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Also know, are silver maples dangerous?
Silver maple is susceptible to fire damagebecauseof its thin bark, soft wood, and shallow/surface roots;surfacefires kill seedlings and saplings and wound largertrees,exacerbating the tendency to rot. Prescribed fire isnotrecommended where silver maple is adesirablespecies.
Furthermore, how big do silver maple trees get? The silver maple tree is a relativelyfast-growingdeciduous tree, commonly reaching a height of15–25 m(49–82 ft), exceptionally 35 m (115 ft). Itsspread willgenerally be 11–15 m (36–49 ft)wide. A10-year-old sapling will stand about 8 m (26ft)tall.
Also, how fast do silver maple trees grow?
Silver Maple It grows like a weed -- three to seven feetperyear -- and can grow to 100 feet tall with a spread of60feet.
Is Silver Maple hard or soft?
It is readily distinguished from sugarmaple(i.e., hard maple) as the leaves of silvermaple havedeep notches between the lobes, whereas sugarmaple's leaveshave shallower notches. Silver maple isconsidered to be inthe grouping of soft maples, and its woodis lighter,softer, and weaker than that of hardmaple.