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

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What is the average lifespan of most maple trees?

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.
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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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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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How are Japanese Maple Trees cultivated?

I have mature Japanese maple trees in my yard that are extremely fertile. I find dozens, if not hundreds of saplings all over the yard. Some have even grown several feet tall. Is there a way I can ...
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How can I grow maple trees from seeds?

I have a mature maple tree in my yard. Every year it drops seeds which start growing in the most inconvenient of places, like my gutters. Next season I would like to actively cultivate these seeds and ...
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Is this a tiny Bloodgood maple sapling? How should I care for it?

While mowing the lawn yesterday, my husband stumbled across this tiny plant. It's barely two inches tall. Some people down the street have a beautiful large tree that looks like a Bloodgood maple, and ...
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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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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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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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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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