Silver Maple 12560*C

Silver Maple 12560*C

Three consecutive nor’easters in March left their mark on the Arboretum collections. All told, some 30 Arboretum accessions were lost or slated for removal due to extreme damage. Some of these plants will be repropagated to continue their lineages in the collections. Notable among the wounded—but with some hope for survival—is a majestic silver maple on Meadow Road (Acer saccharinum12560*C) that lost a major leader in the storm. One of the tallest trees in the Arboretum, staff are attempting to preserve what remains of this beloved centenarian by significantly reducing its crown.

Silver Maple 12560*C

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