Maples are fast growing trees that are easy to care for and thrive in difficult climates which makes them a popular option among gardeners says Tammy at Trees-Plants Nursery . They are even considered invasive in some climates. There are a variety of different types of maples including close to 130 different species with some of the most common being: red maple, silver maple, and sugar maple. Each of these three types has its own unique advantages.
Sugar maple trees grow between thirteen and twenty four inches every year which is above average for most trees. They do take about thirty years to reach their full height of around seventy feet tall, though. Sugar maples are mainly found in hardwood forests spread throughout North America. They range in color quite a bit during the fall foliage season and generally have bright green leaves during the summer time. They are preferable for those looking to plant trees because of their natural beauty, ease of care, and maple syrup production.
Red maple trees thrive in a variety of different types of soil in both cold and warm climates. They take twenty to thirty years to grow to their full height of between forty and sixty feet, but they remain fast growing trees in the meantime. The red maple is one of the most common trees in North America and it is easily recognizable for its auburn leaf color. The tree is used by many landscapers as a decorative way to provide shade and it is also practical in that it produces small quantities of maple syrup and plenty of lumber if needed.
Silver maple trees are another one of the most common trees in North America and they tend to grow to be about sixty five feet tall and grow at a fairly quick rate of about two feet per year. These trees are often found in damp areas which is why they are often referred to as swamp maple trees. They grow best in wet areas but, much like other species of maple, are fairly diverse and easy to grow. Silver maple trees are quite closely related to the red maples and they are most commonly used for the same purposes of landscaping, syrup, and lumber.
If you are considering planting trees then maple trees are the way to go. They are fast growing trees that require very little care and produce stunningly beautiful results.