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Acer saccharinum

Silver Maple

 

Northwest Lancaster County River Trail, Conoy Township, 1/8 mile south of Falmouth Boat Access off Route 441, east side of trail

 

Ad Crable

 

With a trunk circumference of 212 inches in 2018, this tree is probably 150 years old or more (130 years is considered the normal upper age of Silver Maples). By size, this tree is among the top dozen Silvers in Penn- sylvania.

 

This amazing species has a leaf that — exquisitely shaped and silvery on its underside — is among the most beau- tiful of all native North American trees.

[First two photos by Ad Crable.  Last photo from Ohio State University Ex- tension.]

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