How to plant a simple Red Maple Tree?

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  1. eaglescout88

    eaglescout88 Member

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    How would you begin planting a simple Red Maple Tree that is atleast 6ft tall to begin with? How deep of the hole is needed and other special specifications i.e: hole diameter...

    Thank you

    Tyler Morrison
    Missouri
     
  2. ckramos

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    soil: equal parts (sandy material(turface, perlite, vermiculite, etc...), bark small nugget, compost).

    you would have to prop it up for a few day, weeks, years...

    Hole: twice as deep as the height of the root ball and three times as wide as the root ball.

    location: whatever sun or shade location it was before.

    Give it some superthrive or other root stimulating snake-oil.

    If it has some fat top roots (nebari) make it a little bit higher than ground level, and cover with compost. slow remove compost or let it decomposed itself to expose the roots. it will look cool.

    cesar

    ps you will have to compensate for the damage/shocked roots by pruning back some branches.
     
  3. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Wide, shallow hole, no deeper than existing root mass, but considerably wider. Backfill with same soil that came out of hole, without modification (amendments). Mulch. Fertilize per recommendations on soil test report, if soil test indicates a deficiency. Water. Stake for one year if it appears necessary.

    Acer rubrum is a large-growing tree, eventually over 60 ft. high, for a full sun position in moist soil.
     
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    Newt Well-Known Member 10 Years

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