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Questions tagged [maple]

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

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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: ...
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What Fertilizer should I use on an Autumn Blaze Maple [closed]

I need help finding out what is the best fertilizer for Acer x freemanii 'Jeffersred' Autumn Blaze®. I was told they need iron, but can't confirm that on the internet. There is some online info here, ...
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What is wrong with this Shaina Japanese Maple

This tree used to be red when I bought it. Like my other Japanese maple (Coral bark) it lost its original color. I understood that this might be either because of the stress induced by replanting the ...
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Dried up leaves on Red Maple trees

Our Red Maple (Acer rubrum) trees have leaves drying and falling in July. No sign of insects, just dry brown leaves. What's wrong?
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Maple Tree Question

I have attached pictures of a maple tree. I am curious to know what type of maple it is. Second question...can this type be tapped for syrup?
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Why are my maple leaves just plain green after transplanting?

I had three maples in the garden in my last home and they had lovely (non-green) coloured leaves on them there. I have now replanted them in my new home and all I get now is just green leaves. Why ...
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Maple tree disease with pics this time [duplicate]

These fluffy things are only visible in early morning.I got a good close up and notice tiny bugs in the webI can't seem to add 2 images so I will post another question with the tree image
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Maple tree disease

Maple tree did not produce leaves this Spring and now has these white fluffy balls. Only the bottom branch has leaves left. Can anyone help me save this tree? These fluffy things are only visible in ...
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Will red maple tree survive after being eaten by deer?

Deer ate the leaves off a recently planted red maple tree. Is the tree permanently damaged or will the tree continue to grow? What should I do?
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Why is my Acer's new growth wilting?

My Acer has started to wilt. I'm confused as it's well looked after. Could it be because it has been so mild for the past few weeks and now very windy and cold? It has good drainage as I put stones in ...
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Was removal of an old red maple tree warranted?

In our front yard was an old, huge, and beautiful red maple tree approximately 150 years old. The crown was in great shape, the tree was in full bud recently and in full leaf this past summer/fall. ...
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How can I tell if a maple tree is male or female?

How do you know which maple tree is the male or the female? Do you need both to produce beautiful maple trees? Should I plant one of each in my sister's yard? She only wants one, but I think two ...
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Should I be worried about cold snaps affecting my sugar maple seedlings?

I have tried growing maples and this is my fifth attempt. I started vermicomposting in May of this year. It is direct vermicomposting (earthworms in the pot, and feeding them in the same pot that I ...
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Acer lost bark around trunk

I have a small Acer in a pot. It's about 3 years old and has been doing well. We have just noticed that the bark around the centre of the stem / trunk has disappeared. Any ideas?
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Trident maple leaf curl with some dark tips

Two maples have just come out of dormancy sprouting deformed leaves. They are nearly all curled and some have shrivelled and died with black edges. Any idea what it could be? They are outside mainly ...
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Is my maple tree beyond saving?

Last year I noticed the main limb of my maple tree was dead. Moreover, this year it seems to be getting worse and spreading! I assume I need to remove the tree and replant, because cutting of the ...
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Acer new leaves in mid-September

We had very bad hailstorm in late July which broke a number of branches off the Acer and left a layer of ice on the pot for 3 hours or more. The Acer leaves have slowly shrivelled as a reaction to the ...
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Maple tree's new-sprouting branches [closed]

40 year old Maple tree is sprouting new branches. Should they be cut off or allowed to grow ? How can I send you a photo?
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Will shaving the top of a Red Maple's roots hurt the tree?

We have a large Red Maple tree in a large back yard. The roots have pushed up the concrete on a walkway. I have a friend who wants to practice concrete work for his university class and is willing to ...
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Are my large box elder and Norway maple trees too close?

In one corner of my yard I have two largish trees that are about 5 feet apart. One is a box elder, the other is a norway maple. They both have trunks about 12-14 inches in diameter. The box elder is a ...
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How to trim this multistem tree

I recently moved into a new house. A tree in the backyard does not seem to have a "main" trunk. It has a lot of branches coming from the ground. What should I do with it? Remove it? Trim it, if so how?...
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Is my maple tree in trouble?

Location is Pacific Northwest (15 mi W of Portland, OR) A 2-inch diameter branch broke off my backyard maple tree at the trunk this afternoon. The branch had many healthy-looking leaves and seed "...
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What is the safest way to transplant a sycamore maple sapling (Acer pseudoplatanus)

We have a sycamore maple (Acer pseudoplatanus) seed that sprouted in a soil filled pot with no other plant in it. Its about 2 inches tall. We'd like to try to salvage it by transplanting it to a ...
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White spots on large maple tree

I live in the UK and I have a very large maple tree in my garden and just noticed it has white spots on the trunk and some branches. Any idea what it could be and what I can use to cure it? Thanks!
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Is the pictured seedling a Sycamore or field maple?

I recently dug up a 3 year old self seeded specimen from my garden that I intend to bonsai after I move house. I originally thought it was a field maple (Acer campestre) but am starting to suspect it ...
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How to help young tree with damaged bark?

I have been very careful with the string trimmer. I think the damage is from the original city planting or freeze damage. Should I use a chisel and cleanup the wounds or just let it be? It is a Maple ...
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Back to the silver leaf maple [closed]

I read the remarks about the silver maple - and wondering: There is a silver maple in our town, street side, that may be 150 to 200 years old. Huge! Developers want to take it down to, as Joni ...
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Can I shave exposed roots from a Silver Maple tree to avoid damage when mowing?

We have large roots from a huge Silver Maple tree that are partially above ground and interfere with mowing. Can I shave them so the mower can pass over them?