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Norway maple nightmare: Replacement help

Posted by Lizey66 none (My Page) on
Mon, Oct 28, 13 at 8:58

I have two Norway maples that I hate in every way EXCEPT their remarkable shade. They frame the front of my 1850 house near the harbor though, and in some way (if you're not looking too closely) add charm at certain times of the year. But they kill everything around it, including my perennials and they get tar spot disease so they don't turn color other than ugly crumpled and dry brown, and they're invasive! BUT I must have trees in the front yard, ones that shade AND allow other plants nearby to grow. I'm also 66 and time's a wastin'. It sounds like an impossible request BUT is there anything I can plant to replace them-assuming I can afford to take them down-which might be a pipedream?

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RE: Norway maple nightmare: Replacement help

did you ever find a solution? my neighbor just had here norway maple trimmed & it has made a HUGE difference in my yard. it sits right a hair off my property line on the southeast side so shaded my yard almost all day. not a fan of the norway maple. it's huge too. drops tons of branches, leaves, invasive & dominating.

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