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

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How can I shape a Rocky Mountain Glow Maple to be more round?

We have a young Rocky Mountain Glow Bigtooth Maple in our backyard. According to multiple sources (such as this one), the tree grows with an “upright pyramidal shape.” Is it possible to shape our tree ...
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Help! How can I save my acer with drooping / scorched leaves?

I grew this Acer from a seedling and have had it about 20 years so I desperately want to save it if I can! A couple of weeks ago the Spring buds were opening and it looked like it was all coming to ...
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Where and When to Prune Damaged Young Tree

I foolishly removed a protective cage around a young tree in my yard over the winter and a buck girdled it. My understanding is the portion above the girdle needs to be removed for the tree to recover ...
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What is this on my Crimson King Maple leaves that are drying up with sticky film on leaves

A week ago only some of the leaves on the Crimson King Maple became dried and some of the other leaves have a waxy or slimy film that is on them. The leaves are sticky looking with a film on the ...
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How hard can I cut back my Acer platanoides globosum?

We purchased our Acer platanoides globosum last year and noticed that our ball is very too heavy with leaves with not a lot in the middle and lower sections. I have asked the nursery for advice and ...
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What should I do with two potted Silver Maples that are about a year and a half old?

We sold our home last July and we had two beautiful Silver Maples in the yard and early in the spring of 2022 I took two seeds and planted them in separate buckets. They sprouted through the summer ...
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Is Acer Palmatum Diecious, Monoecious, or another variety of ecious?

I am compiling information about plants in my garden, and studying botany for interest, and was wondering if anyone knows whether Acer Palmatum (and more broadly Acers in general) are monoecious, ...
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Acer leaves turning brown

I recently bought a Japanese jewel green acer and live in the north east of Scotland. Having planted it a week ago it now has brown leaves developing, mainly on the top of the plant. I have attached ...
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Maple suddenly has some variegated leaves. What should I do?

I have a maple in my front yard that suddenly has some variegated leaves on two branches. It is this maple that I asked about in 2019. The pruning effort seems to be going well, but two branches that ...
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Should I have our old maple cut down?

We have a huge sugar maple in our yard that is almost 200 years old. This spring when cleaning up the yard I noticed a lot of bark and smaller limbs have come off the tree and on one side at least, ...
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What's wrong with my Acer Orange Dream

Leaves have totally wilted on two stems. The rest look fine. The bark looks strange in the image. Is this a problem?
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is my acer dying? can i do anything to save it? ( updated photo) [duplicate]

[![enter image description here][1]][1] here is a better photo of my acer, it had leaves on but now they have crumbled and dried. is it still alive? is there anything I can do to save it? had it a few ...
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Is my Acer dead? Can I do anything to save it?

Is my Acer dead? It had a few leaves on it but now nothing. Is there anything that I can do to help it come back?
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Acer tree leaves are not growing

I planted my acer tree last year and it bloomed throughout the year very well. i havent moved it at all. this year the leaves start to come, i can see new leaves bloom but they are dying before they ...
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White web or fungus like sutff under sugar maple tree bark - peeling bark

I started to notice some white web or soft fungus type stuff around crevasses of my maple tree's trunk bark. I didnt make much of it until I clipped off some of the bark, there was more of it, and ...
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Autumn Blaze maple looks terrible, could it be overwatered, underwatered, or a separate issue

My autumn blaze maples, planted about a month ago, got exposed to massive rainstorms right after planting. We’ve been trying to compensate, but can’t determine if they are overwatered, underwatered, ...
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Advice on Japanese Maple please

I planted a beautiful little Japanese Maple 'Deshojo' in Spring 2021. It has vibrant red leaves in spring (unusual!). They go green in summer and back to a more muted red in autumn. It has done ...
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Bark split on large maple tree

I have recently moved into the house in southern Ontario, Canada, where in the backyard is this large maple tree. It believe it's a silver maple, though not sure. I was pruning some branches the other ...
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What is the problem for this 6yo maple and does it need intervention?

Six years ago a 1"-DBH maple (believed to be a Norway maple cultivar) was planted at an institution to commemorate an event. This is in zone 5 in central NY, which has been experiencing moderate ...
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My acer tree is dying and doesn't have any leaves

My acer has no leaves left. What can I do?
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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

I am new to gardening and have bought myself an Acer Beni Maiko tree. I repotted it when I got home. I have been reading that they prefer slightly acidic soil. I have potted it in Westland's tree and ...
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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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