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Trimming Your Maple Trees: 3 Tips

by Fred Nelson

Maple trees are typically rather slow-growing trees, and they also tend to be pretty healthy. As such, you should not need to trim your maple tree excessively or very often. However, maples can benefit from the occasional trimming, even if it is mostly to remove dead branches and maintain their shape. Here are some tips you'll want to follow as you trim your maple trees.

Wait until summer.

Most trees are best off trimmed in early spring or late winter, but maples are a bit of an exception. If you trim a maple tree in the winter, a lot of sap will flow out of the cut. After all, this is the time of year when sugar maples are tapped for their sap. It's better to wait until summer to trim the tree. Less sap will pour out, which means you won't have as many bugs swarming around the sticky, freshly trimmed branches. This is not only better for you, but also for the tree, since some of those bugs may be carrying diseases.

Remove crossing branches.

Maples don't grow in the most organized, tidy way. Many have branches that emerge from the trunk in multiple directions. This can make for a pretty tree, but it also means the tree might develop some branches that cross over one another. If you see these crossed branches, trim one of them away. Doing so will keep the branches from rubbing over one another and causing wounds.

Use sharp shears.

You should be using sharp shears when trimming any tree, as doing so reduces the tearing of the wood and makes the cuts easier for the tree to heal. However, maple wood is harder than the wood of many other trees. Shears that are sharp enough to cut through other trees might not make it through maple. So, you want to have your shears sharpened professionally prior to trimming your maples. If your shears are older and you're finding it difficult to make cuts, you may simply want to replace them. Newer pairs are generally better made and can cut thicker branches with ease.

If you follow the tips above, you should get good results when trimming your maples. However, maples can grow pretty tall, and reaching the uppermost branches can be tough. In this case, you may want to call a tree trimming company and have them do the work.

Contact a tree trimming service for more information.