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(2) Tree ID. Is it a Silver and Red Maple?

Posted by Cal_00 5B (My Page) on
Tue, Sep 17, 13 at 23:46

Hi, I'm looking to confirm my findings with the people of GW :). It's currently to dark to snap a whole tree picture but here are some leaf pictures.

Both trees are between 7-9' and were bought from Lowes quite a few years back. I normally save all my tree tags but I happened to lose or tossed these out and can't remember the names of these.

(A). This is the leaf that I think is a Silver Maple.
(B). This is the leaf that I think is a Red Maple.

Pictures here, first four (A) are the same leaf, next four (B) are the same as well. Took full, close up and back of each.

http://imgur.com/a/TaywN

This post was edited by Cal_00 on Wed, Sep 18, 13 at 0:00


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RE: (2) Tree ID. Is it a Silver and Red Maple?

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RE: (2) Tree ID. Is it a Silver and Red Maple?

I would tend to agree with your ID's. The first one may have a little acer rubrum in the lineage IMO.


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RE: (2) Tree ID. Is it a Silver and Red Maple?

There are some red/silver maple hybrids on the market so you could have gotten one of those.


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RE: (2) Tree ID. Is it a Silver and Red Maple?

IMHO,
#1 Hybrid with a lean toward Red Maple. Does not look deeply forked enough for Silver maple to me. Even Autumn Blaze and Autumn Fantasy which are known hybrids, have more deeply notched leaves than the one you show.

#2 Red Maple

Arktrees


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RE: (2) Tree ID. Is it a Silver and Red Maple?

  • Posted by bboy USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA (My Page) on
    Wed, Sep 18, 13 at 14:46

Trees at L. here often have wrong names on them anyway.


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RE: (2) Tree ID. Is it a Silver and Red Maple?

1 -- Silver, almost definitely

2 -- Red, definitely. That red petiole is a giveaway.


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RE: (2) Tree ID. Is it a Silver and Red Maple?

Silver-- my 2 cents

This post was edited by ttonk on Thu, Sep 19, 13 at 1:43


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RE: (2) Tree ID. Is it a Silver and Red Maple?

MulchMama, doesn't that one you're saying is red almost look like it's a largish Acer ginnala or something? It's a little hard to gage size given the varied focal points of Cal's photos, but there's just something about that-doesn't look like rubrum to me. In rubrum, the orientation of the top of the lower two lobes is usually more nearly horizontal, er, at right angles to the petiole. These cut way down and in.

Anyway, just noticed that and got wondering.

+oM


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