when to trunk chop a maple

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when to trunk chop a maple

Post  giga on Wed Nov 09, 2011 2:13 pm

I have a maple growing in the ground and what to trunk chop it then let it grow wild then do the same thing again the following year. I'm still new and have only done tropicals, my guess would be to do it early spring but would like to know?

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Re: when to trunk chop a maple

Post  drgonzo on Wed Nov 09, 2011 3:09 pm

Unlike many other deciduous trees Maples are best hard pruned either just after leaf drop or in mid summer when the growth slows down, I would do a trunk reduction in early to mid summer.

If you chop it in early spring you will find out why we tap maples in March for sap. The tree will probably exhaust the roots out by bleeding sap. What kind of maple is it?
-Jay

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Post  giga on Thu Nov 10, 2011 12:05 am

Not sure ill have to take a picture of it for id

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