Sunday, March 31, 2024

The Right Tree In The Right Place

I am not anti-maple, I just don't want you to be disappointed in the future because a tree is in the wrong place. Look at your space and keep soft maples 100 feet away from your house. 

Back To The Old Grind!

1 comment:

Eaton Rapids Joe said...

I am not anti-maple either but I am pro-diversity.

Maples tend to dominate in the absence of stressors like fire. They are very aggressive at grabbing nutrients and cast a dense shade.

If a reasonable goal is to have no more than 15% of the forest be one species or more than 30% be from one genus, than Acer makes that hard. You can canoe for miles in the mid-West and see vast tracts with 90% silver maple, box elder and red maple.