maple trees

Asked January 8, 2019, 9:21 AM EST

with current michugan weather, in mid to lower michigan. the maple trees have started to bud, could this hurt tjeir pollen bloom this yr in early spring in april/may? 2nd. how dies this weather effect the sap flow sugar ratio. Also foes it effect the sap flow in late winter? thank you

Livingston County Michigan maple trees maple syrup production

1 Response

Hi. Thanks for your question. The weather certainly has been strange.

If trees are budding where you are (assuming we get cold weather yet this winter), yes it will affect the pollen bloom in the late spring. The very cold weather will kill the buds.

Again, if the trees have started to bud, the sugar in the sap will be negatively affected. And, it would affect the sap flow in the late winter negatively.

Feel free to contact me directly at battelro@msu.edu or (989) 672-3879 with any additional questions.