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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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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 love a Silver Maple?

I'm reading this question What is the average lifespan of most maple trees? and the answer mentions: Silver maple 100 years (I cannot imagine why you would want to plant this species) followed by ...
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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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Can I plant my maple seedling in the fall months?

I have a maple seedling about a foot tall. It has not been planted in the ground yet, but it has changed color to its fall colours. It's is in a small pot. Since I may have missed the window to plant ...
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Why didn't my maple leaves change color in the fall after transplanting?

I just bought and planted an October Glory maple sapling with a trunk about 1.5" in diameter. I did everything the nursery worker told me to while transplanting it: I dug a hole twice as wide as the ...
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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?
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What's the fastest growing shade tree?

I've heard there are many fast growing trees. Can anyone tell me the fastest growing one suitable as a shade tree near a house? I bought a new house and need a super fast growing tree. I love maples.
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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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What is the difference between a Red Japanese Maple and a 'Bloodgood' Japanese Maple?

I'm wondering about the difference between a Red Japanese Maple and a Bloodgood Japanese Maple. One source says Bloodgood's a deeper red than the seed grown variety. Another said something similar. A ...
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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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Improving Maple growth?

I have grown maples 4 times. Every time it was 1 or more seeds from a sugar maple and the seeds were viable(I could feel the seed inside). First attempt: Planting time: March 21st 2010 Number of ...
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Will a 1/2" tap hole injure a maple tree?

I'm planning to tap a maple tree in my yard this year and have hand carved a spile from a small piece of cherry I had in the garage. Most online materials I've found recommend drilling a hole 5/16" - ...
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Is there any way to prevent maple seeds from developing?

Is there any way to prevent maple trees from producing seeds? I have 2 old maples that are beautiful trees, but I hate the seeds. They sprout everywhere, they clog up the gutters and get tracked in ...
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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 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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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 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 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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Why did the samaras on my maple suddenly turn pink?

I don't know a thing about Landscaping but have been getting more interested lately as I shop for houses. Just last week I realized that a maple tree in my front yard had pink "helicopters" (now I ...
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How do I get rid of tar spots appearing on my maple's leaves?

Preliminary reading suggests that the only way is to rake up the fallen leaves and get rid of them. Will this do the trick? Is there a way I could keep the leaves for compost without propagating the ...
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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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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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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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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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Unlucky with maples every single time I plant them

I have tried several times to grow maples. Every time, something has gone wrong and they didn't survive. I always make sure the seed is viable(In other words I can feel the seed inside the pod) ...
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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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Is it possible for a transplanted baby Maple to grow into a Bonsai tree?

My understanding is that a real Bonsai tree is already very old living in a crevice somewhere, naturally tiny then transplanted. In 50 years living in these pots, what would these Maples look like (1-...
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Will Porcini mushrooms grow under a maple tree?

I am considering growing some Porcini mushrooms (Boletus edulis) under a maple tree in my backyard. The tree is ~10 years old and is very lush; so I imagine that at its base there might be enough ...
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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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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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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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Is this disease or sun damage on my Japanese maple?

There are dark-rimmed grey/white patches on my recently gifted Omurayama Japanese maple. Is this due to disease, or simply sun damage? There is the uncommon hole on leaves rimmed with the same grey-...
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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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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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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's this gash on a Maple tree?

What's this gash on a Maple tree? It seems almost "infected" compared to the "normal" splitting I see on the other Maple tree right now. NOTE: It's been raining all day. That second photo is ...
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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 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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What do healthy red maple saplings look like?

Last year I had to cut down a red maple tree. I was able to save three of its offspring. One is ~2' tall and I moved it from where it volunteered behind a bush to the middle of the yard. Another is ~...
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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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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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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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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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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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What's causing the bark on my maple sapling to split?

I planted a Maple sapling in my front yard in November 2011, and it hasn't shown very much growth since. It gets leaves during the spring, but they seem to fall off earlier than all the other trees in ...
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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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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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Questions About a Sycamore Maple

I just bought a house that has a Sycamore maple in the backyard. My questions are: What is the life span for this particular type of tree? when is a good time of year to trim the branches and a good ...
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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?