This tree is on the west side of 24th Ave. S. between the Kappa Alpha and Kappa Delta houses
In general, maple leaves are easy to recognize because they are opposite on the twig
and have palmate veins. Silver maple leaves
have jagged margins with small teeth along the lobes. In the spring, silver maple is one of the first trees to bloom
. Its winged fruits
often have one wing of the pair much smaller than the other.
In the wild, silver maple trees are typically seen only in wet areas, such as lowlands along large rivers. However, it is a commonly planted street tree, so it is very likely to be encountered by city dwellers.