Tips and Guidelines on How and When A Red Maple Tree Should Be Pruned
It is interesting how some people do not feel like it is autumn unless they have pumpkin spice lattes on the menu and there is also a bonfire going as well as the country fair comes to town. For others, the change in season is ushered in with a very different way that entails taking note of new bold hues on the red maples. It is vital to note that just like any other plants, seasonal changes result in changes in the color of leaves of the trees and one should understand what each color says about the season and the temperature. Discussed below are some of the tips and guidelines that any red maple tree farmer must put into practice to help them to keep their trees looking great and perfect regardless of the time of the year or the temperatures as well.

It is vital to take some time and understand a few aspects of the tree and its origin before proceeding further into the pruning process. The red maple tree is believed to be a native to North America with its botanical name being Acer rubrum even though it is also referred to as scarlet maple, water maple or trident red maple. In as much as the trees thrive maximally in the USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 3 to 8,there is no need to worry as they can still grow well in any part of the country while at the same time putting in mind that they mature at a very amazing height that allows most landscapers to use them in making appealing and private fences as well as lining driveways. The trees are also most people’s favorite as they grow at an unbelievable speed of about one to two feet every year which makes them among the fastest growing trees in the United States.

When it comes to planning and gathering the supplies, everyone understands that they must prune their trees way before which takes place around late May or early June which is usually almost the end of spring and the new leaves are usually fully developed by then. In addition to being the best time to prune the plants all thanks to the low contents of sap in the plants, anyone that chooses to do the task must ensure that they are equipped with adequate skills and knowledge to help them understand what they are doing and deliver the best in the end. Some of the tools required for the process include steady ladder, pruning shears, trash bag for clippings and tree saw in addition to safety goggles and work gloves.