Collected Maple

mholt

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I just collected this native wild maple today from my neighbor's property. Judging by the number of Norway maples in the area, I'm assuming it is of that species. The tree had a lot of movement when I pushed on it while it was in the ground and as I removed soil I noticed it was growing over an old plastic bag buried in the ground and made removal easy. All roots spread radially. I foresee chopping the straight trunk down the road or at least eliminating much of it depending on how the tree does. (Beer is 1 pint, 9 oz.)

-Matt
 

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Stimmie1

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Cool. I would suggest that once the tree is recovered and doing well, in about a year or so, if you decide to remove the straight section, leave about an inch, to an inch in a half stub. That way the tree will redirect its flow and you will reduce the rick of killing the tree. Speaking from experience. Then when the stub shows signs of no life, you can begin removing it a little at a time.
 

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