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Acer saccharinum L.
The Silver Maple is a large tree with a short, stout trunk, and gracefully- cut leaves. Leaves are opposite – a characteristic of maple trees. It is often found in wet soils of stream banks, flood plains, and swamps. It is also called the "silver-leaf maple" and the "water maple" by many. It has a tendency to require more sun than most maples. One of the most notable characteristics of the tree is the extremely brittle nature of the limbs. Because of this trait, some have named it the "car-crusher maple". Beware of this tree in times of high winds.