Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Silver Maple and lichens

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2014
    Near the Woods
    Thanked: 2674

    Default Silver Maple and lichens

    We are having straight line winds today and just lost what Jon is calling a Silver Maple . Some of the branches have green lichen.

    Is this type of Maple and the lichen (green) ok?Name:  8265F160-D4A0-4D36-8161-02ED74E01F73.jpg
Views: 67
Size:  194.5 KB

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Daytona Beach, FL.
    Thanked: 3032

    Default Re: Silver Maple and lichens

    I believe they are fine. Your gang can eat for months ☺️
    Might want to wait for others to chime in.
    I was watching your weather YIKES 😳 STAY SAFE
    Charley Chuckles gone from my arms FOREVER in my heart 8/14/04-3/7/13
    Simon, our time was too short together, but you gave us so much love, be with CC now 3/7/14

    The "CHARLEY CHUCKLES MEMORIAL RAIL TOUR" leaves the station choo chooo
    *Deland,FL. *Washington DC *Boston (Back Bay) *Boston (North Station) *Wells,Maine *Albany,NY *New York (Penn Station) *Back to Deland FL. "July 1- July 22" 2013 Check it out here!!!!!

    I'm not poof reading any of this

  3. Serious fuzzy thank you's to Charley Chuckles from:

    Snicker Bar (03-03-2023)

  4. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2022
    Thanked: 346

    Default Re: Silver Maple and lichens

    Yes, maybe wait for others to chime in. However… I have a GIANT maple in my yard…I THOUGHT it was a red maple due to the red leaves a certain time of year. But the more in depth research I did, comparing the species, leaf shape etc, I discovered it too is a silver maple. It is home to many of my wilds. And I originally posted a couple times for clarification on safe trees. Never got a definitive reply. But I have been providing the cleaned branches and leaves to my girl since fall and she likes them. Prefers apple tree limbs. But still chews on and plays with the maple wood and leaves. I gathered what I could before they all lost their leaves and the snow came last year. I still have some that I bring in to her from garage.

    From my research they are fine. But I cannot answer about the lichen. I’ve always erred on the side of Caution with what I’ve given her, and scrub and clean anything anyway. Soooo that’s all I know FWIW.

  5. 2 TSBers pass along the fuzzy thanks to Tashahaven:

    island rehabber (03-04-2023), Snicker Bar (03-04-2023)

  6. #4
    Join Date
    Apr 2017
    West Coast
    Thanked: 3412

    Default Re: Silver Maple and lichens

    Silver maple is fine, as is white birch and poplars, also good basswood and sycamores.

    Save one is an expert on lichen, I would leave them alone; for many species of lichen that are toxic.

  7. Serious fuzzy thank you's to Diggie's Friend from:

    Snicker Bar (03-04-2023)

  8. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    City Island, Bronx, NY
    Thanked: 18184

    Default Re: Silver Maple and lichens

    Remember we can always nuke (microwave) branches and wood pieces for about 2 mins -- kills anything alive in there.
    Island Rehabber
    NY State Licensed
    Wildlife Rehabilitator

    "Ancora Imparo" (I am still learning)

    If you can't afford the vet,
    You can't afford a pet.

    "Better one day in the trees, than a lifetime in a cage."

    '...and the greatest of these, is Love. '

  9. Serious fuzzy thank you's to island rehabber from:

    Snicker Bar (03-04-2023)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts