maple tree seedlings by the hundreds

Asked May 31, 2018, 2:25 PM EDT

After this wet few weeks, my front lawn is full of hundreds of silver maple tree seedlings. Any idea what to do? I would prefer not to kill them by mowing them under and my yard cannot entertain 100 or more trees!

Howard County Maryland

1 Response

Transplant a few if you want to save them for friends or appropriate places. Mow the rest or else you will end up with a mess of woody plants you will ultimately have to get rid of anyway. Maples are prodigious reproducers. This year the conditions happen to be right for a great deal of seed germination. Not unusual, though.

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