|Grid reference||ST 17387 80071|
|Common name||Silver maple|
|Origin||East North America|
|Height||18M August 2015|
|Girth||263cm August 2015|
One of a group of five Acer saccharinum opposite 60-63 George V Drive West.
General tree description
Acer saccharinum can grow to 30 metres tall, with an irregular dome and steep, arching branches. Its bark is smooth grey, developing shaggy cream-grey plates by the time the tree is around sixty years old. The leaves are 8 to 15cm across, deeply five-lobed, with irregular saw-toothed margins. They are green above and silver-white underneath, giving a shimmering effect in a breeze, and they turn yellow and pink-red in autumn. The flowers are a dull red, appearing in spring before the leaves.