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

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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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Acer Palmatum: New buds dying

After an extensive research through the web I did not seem to find a clear answer to what my acer is experiencing or how to act on it. I am not an expert and this is my fist acer, so I find myself a ...
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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 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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Will mowing sprouting silver maple saplings eventually kill them?

I recently seeded approximately 600 sf of lawn and unfortunately the timing corresponded with my neighbor's silver maple (Acer saccharinum) dropping it's samaras. Needless to say the maple seeds love ...
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What kind of maple is this?

The zone is 8a, Central Europe. The photo is taken mid-May. The back side is little purplish: Helicopters:
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Can you grow (and keep) a large maple tree in a container?

I just found (what I think is) a young maple tree growing aside our fence. If I'm right, this is what's called here a 'gewone esdoorn' or 'regular maple tree', which can get 30 meters (100 feet) in ...
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Brilliant red maple tree

I Just move to the Southern Sweden and I’m looking for a maple tree all year red, especially brilliant red that resists up to -20C. I have one beni-maiko but it is only brilliant red in early spring ...
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Maple plant that will not turn green?

I live in Ireland. I bought an Acer plant "deshojo" ,few years back . Now I have two issues with this plant. One is that it will give that nice pink/red color only for few months (April -june). The ...
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Japanese Maple Seedlings Dying For No Apparent Reason

I'm trying to grow Japanese Maples from Seeds. I had over 100 germinate this year and now I think they're all dead. One the seedling reaches an inch plus, it puts out true Japanese maple leaves. After ...
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Spanish moss on maple

It looks like our maple tree is having problems where the spanish moss is. Is there anything that I can do?
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How to increase chance of maple seed sprouting?

It is official. My momma is looking for a house to move in to. If everything goes well, she will get the house in August and move everything that we want to move over the next few months afterwards. ...
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Please Help Me Identify Mystery Seed

If thou art be courageous, please help this villager identify these mystery seeds. The peddler(got it online) sayeth they be sakura seeds, but methinks it might not be the case. See those black ...
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Getting maple syrup from V shaped maple

I have a V shaped Acer pseudoplatanus (2 leaders, starting right from the ground). Do I need two holes to use all juice producing capacity of the tree? Or one is enough? From what part of the tree the ...
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How and when should I prune Acer shirasawanum?

This is an acer from Japan, but not Acer palmatum, it is a 10-years old Acer shirasawanum, left alone for all these years: (in the background is a chery, it won't grow larger) This is a view rotated ...
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Burnt appearance on maple

I have a maple at the front of my house, getting mostly the morning sun and also relatively close to the house. So I don't think it's getting burnt, however, it does have a black/burnt look at the ...
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How to reduce the growth of moss on the ground and on the tree?

We have a Norwegian Maple tree in front of the house. But it has lots of moss in the branches, stem and in the ground. One of my neighbor said the tree is getting the moss from the ground. Last year ...
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Can I grow an October Glory maple tree in a small area?

I planted an October Maple in an area between my house and a bungalow. It is about 4 meters (13 feet) from each of the house, bungalow and fence. I believe these trees have a radius of about 4 meters (...
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What are the curled darkened areas on maple leaves?

My trident maple bonsai went into dormancy entering winter. I repotted It, carefully removing some large roots and pruning for radial roots. Bonsai soil mix of peat, leca, stone, bark. Extremely well ...
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Acer platanoides vs Acer pseudoplatanus

How to tell with great certainty if an Acer is platanoides or pseudoplatanus, if we are sure it is one of the two? Here are the pictures of my five maples' leaves: First, all together: Acer 1: ...