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Information on Maple Trees

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Maple Trees are easy to grow and caring for them is a great beginning step for the new tree planter. Native to regions throughout the Northern Hemisphere, with only one known species in the southern hemisphere, most are deciduous trees. Some, in Mediterranean regions are evergreen.

Of the 128 known species within the family Aceraceae, or separated into the two families Hippocastanaceae and Sapindaceae54 are threatened. Many of those in the United States that yield concern are due to the Asian Long-horned Beetle, which burrows into the tos of Maples, devastating the tree’s growth. For this reason, new Maple Trees are needed. Maple Trees are planted for their fast-growth qualities, ornamental aspects, or shade-producing abilities.

ESSENTIAL INFORMATION

Maple Trees For Sale

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With over 120 different species of Maple Tree, there is one to suit the needs of American landscapers. Many Maple Trees, such as the Norway Maple Tree, Red Maple Tree, and Silver Maple Tree, are popular for their moderate to fast growth rate, sometimes gaining as much as 5 feet a year. Maple Trees are often tall, measuring between 30 and 140 feet; however, some landscapers do work with bonsai cultivars that may be much smaller, measuring as little as two feet. Due to these height discrepancies, some Maple Trees may be planted as ornamental accent trees while others may be planted for shade or lawn coverage.

Some homeowners choose to plant several Sugar Maple Trees in the hope of earning enough sap to create maple syrup, an expensive and increasingly rare delicacy of the Maple Trees. Regardless of the reason, Maple Trees grow well throughout the United States.

Proper planning before purchasing any tree is necessary in order to ensure not only the best-suited tree to the planting location, but also so the tree can thrive. Many Maple Trees are tolerant of harsh planting conditions, and some species, such as the Red Maple, are tolerant of mild pollution. Considering the needs of the plants and the effort on the part of the landscaper can be essential to tree success. Consider the quick-facts below about Maple Trees before reading about the plants needs and benefits in depth in the following sections.

Process

How to Plant Maple Trees

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Maple Trees are relatively easy to plant and care for when saplings, and they are a great tree for the beginning tree cultivator. The first step is to determine what type of Maple Tree works best for the planting location. Once the specific Maple species has been chosen, order the tree from The Tree Center.

When the Maple Tree arrives, note the size of the tree’s root ball, or collection of roots at the bottom of the tree. This will help in determining the size of the hole needed.

Dig a hole three times the width of the tree’s root ball, possibly wider. Width is more essential than depth, and this is a mistake many first time planters make. If the hole is too deep, oxygen and water will not be able to reach the roots easily. The hole should be three inches less deep than the height of the Maple Tree’s root ball.

Once the hole has been dug, find a partner. One person should hold the tree vertically in the hole while the other team member backfills the hole with soil and water. If using mulch, add about three inches deep of mulch covering the area recently dug. Water immediately after planting, and once per week for the first six months following transplantation.

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What good is getting your landscape in the mail if your plants show up dead? We’ve got to admit, sending a tree in a box across the country is pretty unorthodox. Thankfully, we’ve become experts at it. Because of our Arrive & Thrive ™ Guarantee, you can rest assured that your trees will get to you happy and in perfect health.