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need some info on red maple

Posted by sdk822 z6 PA (My Page) on
Mon, Apr 6, 09 at 10:52

Two years ago I planted a red maple in our yard for some privacy. It is centrally located about 20 ft. between our house, above ground pool,shed and vinyl fence. I planted it because it said it was a fast grower. But now we are having second thoughts because our neighbor is trying to tear out roots from a 12-14 year old maple that has totally decimated his yard. I've been trying to research about maples and root systems and thought I could get better advice on this forum. Do you think there will be a root problem above or below ground with the info I've listed? My husband wants me to dig this out asap, but I love my tree!

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RE: need some info on red maple

  • Posted by bboy z8 WA USA (My Page) on
    Tue, Apr 7, 09 at 13:21

Acer rubrum grows quite large. All large-growing maples produces large, dense root systems that don't always play well with smaller plants and other features beneath them.

RE: need some info on red maple

Looks like I'm going to have to find a good home for my tree :(

RE: need some info on red maple

  • Posted by bboy z8 WA USA (My Page) on
    Wed, Apr 8, 09 at 15:04

Choosing a spot for a large-growing red maple would be needed with A. rubrum and red-leaved forms of A. platanoides. A red-leaved form of A. palmatum would not have to be given a wide berth.

All may be referred to as "red maples".

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