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silver maple

Silver Maple

Acer saccharinum
Under natural conditions, silver maple is a bottomland tree while its cousin the sugar or hard maple is essentially a hill tree. Silver maples grow quickly and are often planted as a shade tree in yards and on city streets. They pay for their rapid growth by having rather brittle branches that easily break off in windy and other inclement weather.

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sugar maple

Sugar Maple

Acer saccharum
The sap of this tree is famous as a source for maple syrup, but its use in landscaping and for furniture is also widespread. In Missouri, sugar maple is a tree that inspires much “oohing and aahing” during fall color season.

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Photo of sugar maple leaves

Sugar Maple

Photo of sugar maple leaves.

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Too Much Sugar!

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Sugar maples are shading out Missouri's riverside oaks and hickories.

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