Do maples have "mast" years?
Hi fellow gardeners.
I used to frequent this forum, then got busy with work. But I finally have some time to really think about my garden again and I have some questions. Namely, is anyone else pulling record numbers of maple seedlings from their garden beds? I am pulling more than 20 per square foot in some spots -- mostly Norways, I am sure. In my 13 years of gardening, I've never seen anything like it. Was it last year's half-hearted mulching? Or do maples have "mast years" like oaks?
Hope you'll have some thoughts for me.