In general how long do maple trees live? Does the lifespan vary a lot according to species? I'm thinking of planting a few in my yard and I'm wondering how long they will be around.
There are a lot of factors that affect lifespan for all trees:
There are many kinds of maples that are smaller such as the Amur Maple. I'm sure there's something that will fit. My choice of species would not include Ash or Maple due the possible appearance of introduced pests such as the Emerald Ash Borer or the Asian Long Horned Beetle in your region. If you have the room Gingko Biloba seems immune to almost every pest and disease.
protected by Niall C.♦ Nov 18 '13 at 20:24
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