Cutting down a maple
I have what I think is a silver maple in my front yard. It is around 30-40' tall, drops large limbs every year, and has what appears to be iron chlorosis. My neighbor indicated the tree has been in the yard since the 40s. It is also planted directly on the corner where my driveway and the street meet, which I read is very bad, especially for silver maples.
Is there a way for me to confirm that it is a silver maple? I keep looking at leaves, but due to the discloration, it is really hard for me to confirm. The leaves on the small branches that I can reach are also much smaller then ones on higher more established limbs.
Assuming it is a silver maple, if I cut it down can that be done any time of the year? Once cut down, can I replant a different tree in close proximity?