How to Prune a Maple Tree?

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The first step in pruning a maple tree to check when the when the sap supply will be at its lowest point. Then you put on the proper clothes for pruning.
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1. Choose when you're going to prune. Since maple trees bleed sap when their branches are cut, the best time to prune is when the leaves have fully matured. At this time, there will
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1. Use pruning to shape mature trees. Some pruning is done for the health of the tree, but most pruning is done for the sake of appearance. You can remove dead, dying, or diseased
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Pruning on Maple trees should be done before the tree starts to bud out in the Spring, but after the sap has started to run. To encourage new growth, this is the best time. For shaping
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This is how to prune a Maple tree. Prune the Maples at the beginning of spring after the leaves have fully developed. The trees will have less sap at this time which will make pruning easier. Begin by removing any dead or drooping branches first. Next, remove the largest and heaviest branches by cutting half of the branch off first, then cutting the remainder to a stub. Cut the rest of the smaller branches according to the shape you want your Maple tree to take.
The pruning of a Maple tree should be delayed until summer, because doing it in the winter, as with other trees, will allow the tree to bleed. It is not an unhealthy thing, just unsightly. You can find more info at: www.ces.ncsu.edu
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