Common name: Silver maple
Acer saccharinum features rough textured bark and large spreading branches. Two silver maples were planted at VanDusen in 1973. This species is native to eastern Canada and the US, is fast growing and survives wet soils and floods.
It is sometimes confused with Acer saccharum (sugar maple), as both species names mean 'sugary', referring to the sap. However, A. saccharinum's sap is much less sweet.
Leaf photo by Tournasol7, via Wikimedia Commons
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