Native Trees of Indiana
River Walk



Silver Maple

Acer saccharinum


silver Maple

Natural range is green.

Silver Maple

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Leaves are silvery beneath, with a rather delicate appearance. It tolerates a wide range of soils, but is naturally found only in wet or moist places along stream banks and lake edges. A good tree for poor soils, and a fast grower, but the wood is weak and brittle. Swelling spring buds are an important source of food for squirrels.
Inventory No. 2535