Do not plant silver maples near homes... roots can cause foundation damage, falling branches (or the entire tree) can cause property damage or personal injury.

Do not plant silver maples near homes. roots can cause foundation damage, falling branches (or the entire tree) can cause property damage or personal injury.

Chimney saves tree from splitting house in two  | WHAM

Chimney saves tree from splitting house in two | WHAM

Two people were taken to hospital for treatment after  a large tree limb fell in Queen Victoria Park, Tuesday  afternoon.

Two people were taken to hospital for treatment after a large tree limb fell in Queen Victoria Park, Tuesday afternoon.

DENVER -- It’s a scary sight that has neighbors shocked after a large silver maple tree fell on a house Saturday night while residents were still inside. The tree was still on the house Monday evening.  Neighbors said it sounded like a roar of thunder that could be heard blocks away.  “The weather was really strange, raining on and off. Then, just this rushing sound. It was really weird,” neighbor Roy Davis said.

5 people displaced after tree falls on Denver house

A small memorial is seen at the base of a tree where a man died after a branch fell on him while he was sitting with his pregnant wife in Trinity Bellwoods Park.

Arborist 'furious' over city tree inspections

A small memorial is seen at the base of a tree where a man died after a branch fell on him while he was sitting with his pregnant wife in Trinity Bellwoods Park.

In its most recent tree study, the City of Toronto recorded 116 different species growing on its streets and in its parks. Of those, three stand out as problem trees: Norway maple, silver maple and Siberian elm. Among the worst hit by the devastating 2013 ice storm and with limbs prone to failure, these trees are creating headaches for city forestry staff and arborists.

Problem trees: Three types of trees creating headaches for City of Toronto staff

In its most recent tree study, the City of Toronto recorded 116 different species growing on its streets and in its parks. Of those, three stand out as problem trees: Norway maple, silver maple and Siberian elm. Among the worst hit by the devastating 2013 ice storm and with limbs prone to failure, these trees are creating headaches for city forestry staff and arborists.

About 70 Hydro customers in Notre Dame de Grace are without power after a tree snapped and felled a Hydro transformer early Tuesday.

About 70 Hydro customers in Notre Dame de Grace are without power after a tree snapped and felled a Hydro transformer early Tuesday.

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