red maple prune time

Asked October 23, 2017, 8:03 PM EDT

when should a red maple be pruned?

Baltimore County Maryland pruning red maple plant care tree

1 Response

You did not mention the type of red maple you are referring to.
Acer palmatum, Japanese red maple - Major pruning should be done during the dormant season and just prior to leaf production in the spring. Minor corrective pruning can be done at any time.
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Acer rubrum, red maple - prune in winter when fully dormant. Maples bleed sap at other times.

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