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

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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?
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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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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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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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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 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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Why does my Red Acer plant look like it has twigs but no leaves?

I have two Red Acer plants. They were both young and small when I bought them last year. I did find some bugs on the branches of the green one, so I sprayed them with bug spray. The one with the green ...
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Diagnose Sugar Maple problem

How does one diagnose Sugar Maple problems? There is some green on the trunk and the leaves haven't filled out for a couple years. Climate: Southern Michigan Soil: ~18 inches of topsoil with clay ...
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Can anyone identify this maple-type leafed plant?

This plant was growing like a vine within an evergreen I have. The thickest part of the stem was about .33 inches wide and it was woody. From that there were lighter green stems that branched. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Should I treat freshly cut tree branches before using them as trellises?

I have a bundle of branches from a North American Maple in my yard, just cut down while pruning the tree in the spring. I'm contemplating whittling down some 2-foot-long sticks to use as simple ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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 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 ...