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Name:  Dennis
Status:   other
Age:   60s
Location: N/A
Country: N/A
Date: Around 1999  

I have a silver maple which had the top third or so snapped off in a recent wind storm. Should it be trimmed up by a professional or will it heal itself? In other words, am I better off seeking professional help or just letting nature take its course?

I am not sure, and it depends on the circumstances. That being said, the silver maple is an active resprouter and can often grow multiple trunks, so the tree will probably heal itself overtime.

The silver maple is also very good in urban enviornments.

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