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Tree of the Week - september 15, 2003

Cutleaf Silver Maple's splendid yellow fall colorcutleaf silver maple

Acer saccharinum--Silver Maple 

Hardiness Zones: 3 to 9 
Height: 70 ft Spread: 50 ft
Form: rounded 
Type: deciduous tree 
Annual Growth Rate: more 18 inches 

Comments: Silver maple is a fast-growing, weak wooded tree that is useful in wet areas. It transplants easily but the root system forms surface roots. Silver maple can be a prolific seed producer giving rise to many volunteer trees. The fall foliage color is generally yellow.

'Skinneri' - A cut-leaved selection with lateral branches that are more slender and horizontal than other silver maples. Its large leaves provide shade and beautiful detail in the landscape.

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