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Common name for Acer trees, famous for syrup produced from their sap.

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Acer seems to be dying

We have had our Acer planted in the garden for about 10 years. This year it lost leaves and only one branch has come back. What is wrong with it.
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How to grow round shape on top(maple trees)?

I have a few speciments of Acer pseudoplatanus and Acer platanoides. I want to grow them, so they will have trunk without branches in bottom part and nice round "ball" at the top as that is ...
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Silver Maple Lost part of bark and is gouged out

I have a Silver Maple that has what I can only describe as a gouged out area at base. The gouging was not there last year. Note that some of my children like to peel the bark, though I do not believe ...
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Handle old maple syrup taps/buckets left in trees?

We have some maple trees that were tapped for syrup ~20 - 30 years ago. The taps and buckets were left in the trees. This has resulted in various trees mostly subsuming the taps and in some cases the ...
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Waterlogged Acer

I have a large Shirasawanum Aureum Acer potted in large glazed pot. Unfortunately the large roots have grown through the drainage hole and into the ground blocking drainage so it is now very ...
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Autumn blaze maple trees - too many?

I am based in Melbourne, Australia. I just moved in to a new property and there are 20 young autumn blaze maple trees in the small backyard, planted 1m apart from one another - some on the garden bed ...
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Osakazuki maple propagation

I have this maple and wondering if I can propagate easily from it. How good are this maples at air layers and rooting hardwood/softwood cuttings? Generally speaking, would these species yield better ...
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Yellowing branches in otherwise thriving potted Japanese maple

my potted Japanese maple has some yellow twigs with no or dead leaves. The rest of the tree is thriving. What is the issue that's causing the yellow branches? Should I prune them asap as I see them? ...
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Immediately browned leaves on coral bark maple

Four months ago I transplanted two young maple trees, a coral bark and a Japanese, from nursery pots to larger pots. I went on vacation and the automatic irrigation did not trigger. Both scorched, ...
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Killing off Striped Maples

Striped Maple is a non-native plant in our area and is crowding out native plants. It has started becoming a problem in my 10 acre forest area. I am trying to figure out the least invasive way to ...
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My acer palmatum is drying, what should I do?

I have had an acer palmatum for about two years. Last year the plant dried up a bit but the problem was solved. In the winter I moved the plant to a larger pot with a drainage hole. In the last few ...
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No new leaves on Maples

I live in Colorado Springs, CO. My Autumn Fire Maples have not leafed out yet,as of 5/26/21. Anyone else noticed this?
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Why is my Acer drooping?

We’ve had an acer for almost 4 years, reasonably well established we thought. Last November we had the acer pruned to improve the shape a little. All the new growth this year is wilting. See pictures,...
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Are our two baby/young Japanese Acer dead?

Hi we got the trees in September and repotted them and put them outside. I live in the UK so the trees experienced the full bitter winter but i covered them (mostly the base) with a fleece jacket. ...
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Have we killed our new acer palmatum Taylor?

Acer in large pot Brought a young tree last month from a specialist supplier. Repotted it into the larger intended permanent container adding a mixture of multipurpose and ericaceous compost, with ...
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Will 3/16 inch spiles significantly reduce the amount of sap I will collect?

Made maple syrup last year for the first time ever, with a mix of 7/16 plastic spiles and a pack of 3/16 inch spiles I bought from Amazon. Yes 3/16 inch, not a mistake, not 5/16 inch. As last year ...
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Aphid or mites on Japanese maple? (Acer plamatum katsura)

I have noticed this morning that my potted Acer tree is covered in what look to be black/brown aphids? I am in the North West England and we have recently had very wet and windy weather and wondering ...
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Acer platanoides globosum - possible to be multistem?

I have 5 years old Acer platanoides globosum, nice and healthy. Last two or three years I noticed new stems from the base of the tree, and I regularly cut them - until the last year, when I left them ...
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When to move a maple sapling?

I've got a five-foot-tall maple sapling that's growing too close to the house. I want to dig it up and move it somewhere else. Is this feasible? What's the best time of year to do it if so?
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How should I diagnose leaf problems on these bonsai?

I have two informal maple bonsai (i.e., seedlings that I dug up from the garden and potted), both of which have some browning on their leaves: Preliminary research indicates that this could be ...
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Why are my Acer seedlings drying up and dying?

I’ve grown lots of little Acer seedlings from seed I picked last autumn and germinated early this year after 100 days in the fridge. I was very excited about the success of the seeds but now at a good ...
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What is wrong with my acer palmatum? What should I do?

I have recently purchased an acer palmatum and everything looked ok at first. However, in the last few days, some of the leaves on the top and bottom have started to dry and some have fallen. I have ...
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Manage weeds around parkway strip with maple trees

Current State: I have a parkway strip of about 500 sq ft in MA. The picture included is 30 percent of it. Rest of it is also similar to picture. I have about 5 maple trees (2 year olds) in there. ...
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Get rid of small silver maples along fence line and around pool area

I have a problem with silver maples growing along my fence line, the sides of the house, and around the pool. Along the house and the pool they are in a 2’ border of river rock. Along the fence they ...
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Acer Beni Maiko potting soil

Hi I am new to gardening and have bought myself an Acer Beni Maiko tree. I have repottd it when I got home. I have been reading that they prefer slightly acidic soil. I have potted it in Westlands ...
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Help identifying these maple? seeds

I've just found these seeds in my terrace. I have no idea what tree they came from. Could you help me? I'd love to plant them. (Clue: I have a japanese maple in the terrace, but I think it's still ...
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What can I do for an Acer garnet's leaves looking dull and dry

Hi I'm a bit worried about my Acer garnet. I bought it in March and it was planted in a new garden along with another Acer palmatum. The Covid virus stopped all work on the new garden so although it ...
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What will happen if I repot my Acers in May

Good afternoon. I wonder if you would answer a question that is if real concern to me. I can see that the common advice for reporting acers is to do this in April or September. Due to this lack of ...
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Have I ruined my Japanese maple by over-pruning?

I pruned the dead bits off my Bihou Acer two weeks ago. Now there are no leaves and the stems are going black. Have I wrecked it?
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Is my Acer dying?

I have the most stunning Acer in my garden that is now about 14 years old. This year about only 50% of it has leaves. Is it dying? I do not want to cut it back if there is a chance it will recover and ...
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My acer has started to wilt, after a period of strong growth

My 4 year old acer has suddenly started to wilt after a strong bloom. It has been relatively warm for this time of year (15c/59f) and has recently had a new layer of multi purpose compost added to the ...
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Silver maple peeling bark

Should i do anything. This tree is growing real fast . Just noticed peeling in spring. i thought it might just be shedding but no new bark as of this fall.
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Can a Maple tree be pruned to grow tall and narrow?

I have a maple tree that's poorly placed. Maples grow too wide and it's starting to crowd the house and other plants. A tree that grows tall and narrow would have been a better choice. But before I ...
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My acer is sick and it’s getting worse

My acer branches are starting to die back and the leaves are falling off . It’s in a sheltered corner and it doesn’t get the full sun . I planted it in ericaceous soil and water it once a week but ...
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Japanese Acer tree, roots have grown through bottom of pot

I have a Japanese Acer tree in a pot. The roots have grown through the bottom of the pot and into the ground. I don't think they can have gone deep as under the pot is gravel and then weed control ...
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Pot bound Acers with dropping leaves

I have two Acers which are around 13 years old, they are in despair as they need re-potted but we are finding it hard to get a pot bigger than the one they are already in. They are already looking ...
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Planting a pot bound Acer in the ground in June

can I plant a pot bound Acer- about 5 feet tall - into the garden now it's June? ( this is in the UK by the way)
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My acer tree looks unhealthy/is dying - Pls help!

I have a beautiful Acer tree which was re-potted about 2 years ago. The only reason me and my dad re-potted it was because the existing pot was in its last days. There was no bottom anymore and the ...
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Will a maple tree grow back after being cut down to a stump?

We've got a small maple tree in our yard that was broken in half by the wind. Someone told us to cut it down to a small stump and it would grow back in 5-6 years. However, I'm skeptical... I've heard ...
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What is wrong with my acer (and can I save it?)

I got given an acer about this time last year, and put it in a pot because I didn't have anywhere ready to plant it. It did fine last summer, and looked good in the spring with new leaves coming out, ...
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Is my Acer Palmatum Bloodgood going to survive?

I transferred my acer into a new pot three weeks back. The plant looked fine until early this week when there were a couple of frosty mornings and strong winds from Storm Hannah. The newly opened ...
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what happened to my Acer tree leaf

what happened to my Acer tree leaf? It's about 3 years old and planted in normal soil. The weather in England is now spring.
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Can an large acer survive being cut right back

I have just been given an acer, the only problem being it was a very large acer in a pot, it has been cut right down to about 6 inches from the ground, the root are good, will it survive?
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Is it safe to cut or shave the roots of a Norway Maple tree?

My deck was built 30 years age around a Norway Maple. Now it has grown to the point that the roots are lifting parts of the deck. It is safe to cut or shave the roots that are lifting the deck?
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Japanese Acer - Why does the new growth coming from the bottom look very different?

It looks like it has been grafted & the top is dead but the bit it was grafted onto is thriving. The supplier says it wasn't grafted. The new leaves look very different to the plant I bought and ...
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Maple Tree Typical Dormancy Requirements?

To give a little bit of context, I'm looking to start growing bonsai trees indoor. I really like maple trees and I'm thinking of building an indoor growth enclosure(like a Grow Box) with artificial ...
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Why are parts of my Acer dying?

I have what I think is an Acer palmatum that has been in a large planter for 2 years now but this year 2 of its branches have turned brown from green and shed all their leaves. The planter is 64" x ...
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Young maple tree with no growth on top shoots

I have a maple tree I planted maybe 2 years ago. It seems to be doing well, but has a weird thing where there is no leafs growing on the top stems of the tree. Do I need to trim this to promote ...
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What causes fungal attack to acer trees

I have a red Acer tree (about six years old)up the trunk there are signs of white power with brown spots. I have brushed them off and my tree appears to be healthy. What could this be?
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Acer (Maple) white spots and dieback - infection and how to treat

For some time now my Acer has been dying back and appears to be infected - see the white spots on the trunk and the bark dieback. Is this something which can be treated - and if so how? The photos I ...
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