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For example, the maple does not tolerate any pruning at all. Whether small or larger species, when the maple is cut back, it can respond to it with the dying of branches. In addition, the susceptibility to mildew and other diseases increases, it is as if the tree loses its resilience with each lost branch. This is the most important reason for considering where in the garden the maple should be planted. He needs a location where he can stand and grow as he pleases. Even the low and short species show such behavior.
Anyone who has taken over a garden with maple, can pay little attention to it, the tree is now there and if an important reason a cut must be made, that's no different. Now at least the following points should be considered, so that the maple can survive this procedure as well as possible:
- Cut in late summer when the dormancy begins.
- Coat interfaces with tree wax to prevent disease.
Worth knowing soonThe maple is represented in nature with about 150 species. The best known of these are mountain, Spitz and field maple:
- Most impressive is the sycamore maple. Its appearance is very impressive, it is about 30 meters high and can reach an age of 400-500 years.
- The field maple is more a shrub than a tree, but it can also grow a good 10-12 meters when the soil and location are right.
- The maple is the tree that can often be found again as a tree in cities and parks. It is about 30 meters high and can reach the age of about 200 years.
But the maple is at times even much more than just a tree. Everyone knows the sugar-sweet maple syrup with which you can refine meat. This syrup is made from maple resin. For about 1 liter of maple syrup you need about 40 liters of maple resin. The extraction is not always feasible, the best time is April, as here the frost and heat guarantee the ideal variety, which is necessary for the production of sugar.
The national coat of arms of Canada, the maple leaf is also not created on a whim. In fact, Canada has very large areas of maple trees. The Canadian coat of arms is probably the best known and most striking national emblem of the world. The maple tree was voted tree of the year in 2005 by our neighbor Austria.