These plants are created by the very experienced modeler Konstantin Kim and sold exclusively by Xfrog. Kim (aka 3d Mentor) works in 3ds max GrowFX, and sets up shaders for Corona, VRay, and FStorm. ALL plants, for the first time EVER, have GrowFX (gfx) files included, and WIND, and all models and wind can be procedurally edited! Polycounts range from 100k to 600k. Download includes three models.
Acer Saccharinum: Silver Maple Native to the Northeast/Central US and Southern Canada, Acer Saccharinum is one of the most common tree species in the US. This deciduous maple generally grows to heights of 49-82 ft. Wildlife uses the Silver maple in various ways. In many parts of the eastern U.S., the large rounded buds are one of the primary food sources for squirrels during the spring, after many acorns and nuts have sprouted and the squirrels' food is scarce. The seeds are also a food source for squirrels, chipmunks and birds. The bark can be eaten by beaver and deer. Native Americans used the sap of wild trees to make sugar, as medicine, and in bread. An infusion of bark removed from the south side of the tree is used by the Mohegan for cough medicine. Because of the silver maple's fast growth, it is being researched as a potential source of biofuels.