Silver maple are the least diseased tree of the maple family. There are major advantages and disadvantages of owning a silver maple. Silver maples are very nice shade trees that grow very quickly and grow to be very tall.
While there are several diseases that silver maple get not many of them are destructive to the tree. Verticillium wilt is the major devastating factor in silver maple trees. When this disease has been left for too long it will cause complete devastation of a tree.
Another disease that silver maple are prone to is iron chlorosis. Iron chlorosis is a deficiency of iron in the soils. This disease is often found immediately or several years after they have been planted.
There are many insects that cause cosmetic damage to silver maple trees. These insects include Columbian timber beetle, flatheaded appletree borer, maple callus borer, pinhole borer, fruittree leaf roller, cecropia moth, white-marked tussock moth and Bladder gall mites. All of these insects are not fatal to the silver maple.
Here are things to look for in your silver maple trees: