79. Acer saccharinum – Cutleaf Silver Maple ‘Sweet Shadow’
Scientific Name: Acer saccharinum ‘Sweet Shadow’
The cutleaf silver maple is a cultivar of the sugar maple that was patented in 1962. It is distinctly vase-shaped with deeply cut leaves and is renowned for its beautiful orange fall color. The sugar maple that it is derived from is one of America’s favorite trees. It is the state tree of Wisconsin, West Virginia, Vermont, and New York– more states than any other single tree can claim. This is beautiful they provide excellent wood for lumber, rich sap to create syrup, and display breathtaking fall colors. The branches are commonly browsed by deer, elk, and snowshoe hares. Squirrels also feed on the seeds in the fall.
DBH: 17.0 inches