Unit 5 (005), Aceraceae or Maple Family
Most maples grow best in moist, fertile soil.
Red maples (Acer rubrum) and Silver Maples (Acer saccharinum) will grow in wet sites
or sites with compacted soil.
2. Verticillium Wilt
Verticillium wilt disease can be a problem, especially when the root system is damaged
by construction or sidewalks.
3. Girdling roots
Girdling roots can be a problem, especially in Norway maples (Acer platanoides).
The trunks will not flare at the base but will look straight like telephone poles.