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Acer truncatum seedlings

UBC Maple Forum - Fri, 23/04/2021 - 17:47
I planted some A. truncatum seeds and I have already put some of them in individual pots, but some look quite different from what I expected. Contrary to the one on the right of the photo, some have serrated leaves: is this something usual?

Is my Esk Sunset Maple alive?

UBC Maple Forum - Thu, 22/04/2021 - 19:01
Hi, do you think my Esk Sunset Maple is alive or dead? The buds have looked the same for a couple of weeks while my other Acer's either have large buds or are leafing out. There is green beneath the bark but several branches had dieback last fall. I think it was stressed when I removed a girdling root when it was dormant last spring. Thoughts?

Newbie questions

UBC Maple Forum - Thu, 22/04/2021 - 02:19
Well, not such a newbie, but in knowledge I am, despite reading these forums. I have a few questions.

1. My peve multicolor (pic #3) has what looks like maybe girdling roots? If they are, can/should i do something?
2. pic #2 - tree has leader cut off resulting in sideways growth. Anyway to rectify or just let it go at this point
3. pic #4 - olsens strawberry has one branch going ooff to the side, its assymetric and bothers me - can i just chop it off? its kind of big.
4. General q. I try to...

Newbie questions

Maple cultivar by another name (Synonym).#27

UBC Maple Forum - Wed, 21/04/2021 - 20:12
I wanted to see what the interest is on the Maples forum with regards to a thread that we can turn to, to see if a Maple cultivar we have seen and liked to add to our collection already exists but in a different name. Now I know the Maple Society has carried out some work on this and the updated Species list, but I felt as this forum is getting a very large amount of interest, then this thread might be of use.
It could also save you a lot of money !! Which is never a bad thing.
So I will...

Maple cultivar by another name (Synonym).#27

Did I accidentally kill my own Higasayama maple?

UBC Maple Forum - Wed, 21/04/2021 - 07:07
My "Higasayama" maple started growing new leaves about a month ago. I started noticing that on certain branches the leaves are starting to brown/blacken around the borders and that some of the newer leaves seem to be curling.

Other observations/facts:
It has been unseasonably windy and cool/overcast.
I typically water the tree once a week, more often if it is warm and sunny.
There have been mushrooms sprouting around the base of the tree.
I did plant 2 Hellebores about 2 feet away...

Did I accidentally kill my own Higasayama maple?

Sugar Maple topped in spring

UBC Maple Forum - Tue, 20/04/2021 - 19:38
I am in the USA and have inherited my family home that has/had a beautiful Sugar Maple at least 25 years old. A local tree trimming company topped and trimmed the tree on March 2nd. There were no buds or leaves at the time and I was told it was the right time to do this job. But about 2 weeks ago the leaves came out and they were redish brown with slight green undertones...and a little limp. Now, they are little better, but not much and a visual at a distance it looks like fall foliage....

Sugar Maple topped in spring

Westonbirt Spring 2021

UBC Maple Forum - Tue, 20/04/2021 - 15:31
First Spring visit for me on 15 April at the National Arboretum that is Westonbirt Arboretum. With all my trees leafing out left right and centre I thought there was a good chance that the JM at Westonbirt would also be in a similar state of progress..however this was not the case..it seems the trees at this truly magic place knew better than to leaf out when frosts were still coming thick and fast!

In any case I had a wonderful walk round the Acer Glade side for 3 hours on a sunny day...

Westonbirt Spring 2021

Growth/architectural pruning advice(NEWB)

UBC Maple Forum - Tue, 20/04/2021 - 00:52
Hey there,
I'd like to start off by saying that typically any interests I have I do my best to research on my own and avoid reaching out.

Unfortunately for you all, every time I searched for information and this forum popped up, the posts I read were all so sincere, genuinely nice View attachment 203998 and ridiculously open/friendly that after the twentieth time of stumbling onto another topic here I decided to bite the bullet and ask for some help or clarification. Again, you people are...

Growth/architectural pruning advice(NEWB)

Maple cultivar by another name (Synonym).

UBC Maple Forum - Mon, 19/04/2021 - 14:54
I wanted to see what the interest is on the Maples forum with regards to a thread that we can turn to, to see if a Maple cultivar we have seen and liked to add to our collection already exists but in a different name. Now I know the Maple Society has carried out some work on this and the updated Species list, but I felt as this forum is getting a very large amount of interest, then this thread might be of use.
It could also save you a lot of money !! Which is never a bad thing.
So I will...

Maple cultivar by another name (Synonym).

Bonsai beginner

UBC Maple Forum - Sat, 17/04/2021 - 20:58
I know many of you on the board have experience with bonsai and are quite talented with it. I have a few trees (one A. truncatum that I already cut back to about a foot, and several older palmatum rootstock that look to be good candidates, but are yet to be touched) that I would like to bonsai. Are there any good threads here or elsewhere that kind of outlines the entire process? I’m starting with trees that are already close to an inch diameter, so I know they must be cut back and allowed...

Bonsai beginner

JM Kiyohime

UBC Maple Forum - Fri, 16/04/2021 - 10:59
So the Kiyohime arrived. Was a delay in shipping and as you can see it didn't cope very well...Also got this Siberian Elm that also came today - purchased for my Dad. Posted photos of that too just for interest! It coped much better with the shipping. The vendor is great, think it was more a UPS issue.

So the Kiyohime - we have some very floppy, wrinkled and crispy leaves. It was very dry, so given a really good drink and mist. Luckily it seems to be in decent substrate.

Positioning wise...

JM Kiyohime

Japanese Maple question

UBC Maple Forum - Wed, 14/04/2021 - 22:06
My daughter recently purchased a new house and a tree on it is a Japanese Maple. The previous owner said it’s 141 yrs old. Is this possible it’s about 50 feet tall.
It’s in New Jersey.

Summer grafting technique that works

UBC Maple Forum - Wed, 14/04/2021 - 10:03
Hey guys,
Just wanted to share my success with a different way to graft that I had not seen described very often for maples but works very well. It is a T-bud technique I stumbled across from one of our local nurseries in Australia, video below:

https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=4082683975085882

I grafted a bunch of maples late summer (late Feb/early March for us down here) with a combination of this method and the traditional side veneer. 100% of the T-bud grafts took while only 50% of the veneer...

Summer grafting technique that works

Help to (hopefully) save this Katsura!

UBC Maple Forum - Tue, 13/04/2021 - 22:28
JM katsura from Morisons - looking very sorry for itself! But for £4.50 I couldn't leave it behind!

Is a repot wise because of the roots being wrapped in burlap (if that's what you call it?) I have eracenous soil, akadama and a kaizen bonsai mix on hand. Not able to go out to get supplies right now, hoping one or a mix of these will do the job?

Other general care advice to nurse it back to health appreciated! Leaves quite droopy generally but some completely dried up. Was very dry so...

Help to (hopefully) save this Katsura!

Alternative propagation

UBC Maple Forum - Tue, 13/04/2021 - 20:12
Good evening,

Yesterday I did start 2 airlayers on a cultivar that is not easily available everywhere, for the purpose of gifting it to a friend that has no access to it in the market.

I was suggested to make a thread about it, so that is the reason of my post.

Before posting it just let me introduce some thoughts:

I believe that most of everyone here knows about airlayering and I am aware that I am not doing anything new and that this propagation method is very popular and can be found...

Alternative propagation

two latin name of maple off in one year

UBC Maple Forum - Sun, 11/04/2021 - 21:51
recentely two latin name Acer robustum and Acer caudatifolium are change by denrologisty for Acer Acer anhweiense and Acer kawamii -latin name are intenational for Flora and Fauna and well descrived the form of leaves for maple. The rule is easy ."for name use the firt name more old" for Acer caudatifolium the first name is "insulare" but is in use for another taxa-the second name is "caudatifolium"because this name is one month more old of the name about kawamii. kawamii is illegal name .i...

two latin name of maple off in one year

Tamuke yama Maple

UBC Maple Forum - Sun, 11/04/2021 - 16:06
Hello all,

I am looking to purchase and plant this Tamuke yama maple plant as an ornamental piece in your front yard. We wanted colors in the profile of the "red dragon" with red leaves and at the same time have it grow to about 4' height with 6' width. We landed on this baby Tamuke yama maple. The leaves appeared to be more brown than red in color and we were wondering if the leaves will change to a more red as it matures or will this be the color as it matures. I see the colors of most...

Tamuke yama Maple

Help Identifying a Maple

UBC Maple Forum - Fri, 09/04/2021 - 23:13
Hello everyone!

My fiancé and I recently purchased a home about a year ago. This Maple was in the backyard but I’m not exactly sure what variation it would be. Would anyone be able to assist in trying to determine which it is?

The other issue is, we are looking to build a small studio guest house in the backyard for my mother in law to live with us and will need to remove it. It is a beautiful tree but there isn’t anywhere else on the property we could relocated it to. It is massive as we...

Help Identifying a Maple

Branches not blooming on Maple Blaze

UBC Maple Forum - Thu, 08/04/2021 - 21:45
Last summer (2020) several branches on our young Maple Blaze began to dry up. It looked almost like they were burnt by the sun. I took down two branches and was hopeful that the rest had little red buds on them. Now it looks like there are more branches that are sick as the red buds did not turn into little leaves in about 30-40% of the branches. You can see at the base of the tree that there is lichen or fungus.

We are very worried because this sort of happened to a Pin Oak which was...

Branches not blooming on Maple Blaze

Acer circinatum not on Vancouver Island?

UBC Maple Forum - Wed, 07/04/2021 - 20:25
0soyoung said: I have one planted in my landscape that seeds prolificallyClick to expand... Does anyone know why Acer circinatum is almost non-existant on Vancouver Island? If you look on this E-Flora BC map, you can see that it grows prolifically on the BC mainland and in Washington State - but hardly at all on VI. I brought one with me when I moved to to the Island 14 years ago which has grown tall but never produces seeds. Very strange, wouldn't you agree?...

Acer circinatum not on Vancouver Island?

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