The ones I found up here were terrible looking and they wanted 50 dollars for 2 feet or smaller size! As a comparision - Shantung Maple 'Fire Dragon' {{gwi:345677}}Fire Dragon. Dig a hole as deep as the container and 2 to 3 feet (61-91 cm.) This small maple tree, less than 20 feet tall, is Texas' most colorful maple with ��� For 30 gallon trees use 2 cups. Its unremarkable spring flowers develop into the familiar 2-winged ���helicopter��� seed pods in the fall. A landscaper from whom I got an estimate to redo the backyard confirmed this saying that the big tooth maple needed the micro-climate of the hill country to do well and that in San Antonio it would grow slowly. How to Know How Much to Water a New Maple Tree. The trees were $39.95 each. I probably did it around 8-12 inches depth. I use organic fertilizer and it has always worked very well for me. And even though I was an arborist for 25 years in Boulder, I can only remember seeing one big specimen. It tolerates limestone soils well. But you are coming off a bit like a know it all. I purchased 2-Big Tooth Maple trees today from Love Creek Nursery in Medina, TX. The Apple Store is now a well known Texas tourist destination. Water will accumulate in the low area and the tree will drown. The arborist from Love Creek Nursery might be right when he says these trees will grow 3-4 feet a year with proper fertilization. As far as I am concerned these trees are living a country club life style as they have a sprinkler system which they don't have in nature. The condensed version of the rest of the planting techniques I recommend is: Dig a wide, rough-sided hole and set the tree high with flares ��� In the meanwhile, spread compost around its root zone and apply alfalfa pellets at the rate of 20lbs per 1000 SQFT. I talked to one of the owners about my experience, and he said that they had grown quite a bit in the pot since they had received them, they should be growing up to 3 feet a year and that I should be fertilizing them monthly. Thanks!Ash. Should I wait until they start to bud/come to life before planting ?3.) In a few years we have witnessed tremendous production of seeds. A few months later I was at a local, privately owned nursery and noticed they had some big tooth maples. The mulch should cover the entire backfill area or extend 3 ft (91 cm) from the ��� No compacted soil or girdling roots. If your lawn fertilizer is the typical amonium sulfate high nitrogen fert keep it away from the trees. I have almost 100 seedlings of big tooth maple growing now. The rugs are enough. that doesnt sound too high a price (just a little high). Dig the hole the depth of the soil in the container and about a foot wider, which will allow about 6” all the way around the rootball for soil when re-filling the hole. Next best is to use something low analysis and organic. Now cut the sides of the bag ��� The large red maple tree thrives in the wet soil of East Texas and blooms in the winter and spring. Water thoroughly to remove any trapped air in the soil around the rootball. The new leaves are tinted red. OPTIONAL - You can provide organic fertilizer directly on the compost if you want to. In short, great "bones". Slide the rootball into the hole and proceed as above. So far my BTM has grown almost 19 inches. Eventually, the soil will settle and sink to slightly higher than what it was before. Now slide it into the hole and check to be sure the depth is right. For fertilizing newly planted trees, the Osmocote fertilizer described above can be mixed with the soil used to fill the 6” space around the rootball. Step 2: share my channel with 10 people. Compost and mulch are very important to improving the soil specifically for trees. For trees in plastic containers, pull the container up to the hole, lift the container up and hit the top edges of the bucket hard with the heel of your hand until the container separates from the rootball. I have other maple called 'Fire Dragon' shantung maple and it sure grows faster and have nicer foliage. Too harsh because it gets very hot compared to the ones in the ground. Such collecting obviously has a much larger impact on the existing environment than does collecting seed, cuttings, or budwood. I ended up using Lady Bug Brand Sylvan tree formula for my mulch and I fertilize the trees with Texas Tee Lawn Fertilizer and Lady Bug Brand 8-2-4 fertilizer along with Medina Soil Activator. Red Maple Tree Care And Planting - Growing Red Maple Trees Fall is the best time for planting maple tree seedlings or cuttings outdoors, but you can plant them anytime as long as the ground isn���t frozen. Then I'm expecting 2-3 feet of growth. Best advice w/respect to fertilizer is get a soil test before you do anything. Mulch will eventually turn into compost. Big tooth maples that I’ve seen seemed rather slow grower so perhaps it depends on where they came from. No amendment directly to the hole please. That's how Love Creek nursery grow their own trees from the seeds. For fertilizing established trees, the fertilizer must be applied to the feeder roots of the tree, which are usually under the tips of the branches, and deep enough below the soil surface to not be used up by competing plants (like grasses). If it does happen to be laminate---you cannot refinish it as others have already commented. For a Bigtooth Maple, big is 25���-30���, occasionally to 40���. It is located in Medina, not far from San Antonio to the west. Bigtooth maples adapt well to most planting sites and all soil types in the Hill Country. Fall color is breathtaking in cooler areas if conditions are right, in spectacular scarlet, gold, orange, yellow and burgundy. If your tree doesn't make it and you want to try another maple, I have a ton of shantung maple seedlings and could give you one (or more) for free. Hello all!I was wondering how everyone's maples are doing. Digging the hole. 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The irregular seedings, together with the staggered germination of the seeds, helps provide a steadier supply of seedling trees. basic tree planting you dont dig a hole deeper than the root ball but much wider. it hasnt established very quickly. Itruett: are the seedlings popping up on their own or are you planting them? Bigtooth Maple (Acer grandidentatum).....9 Paperbark Maple (Acer griseum).....9 Trident Maple (Acer buergeranum).....10 Red Buckeye ... considered when selecting a tree. In the Bandera County area of Texas, 2009 was the largest seeding year in the past 28 years, and 2010 was an even more prolific seeding year when nearly every tree had great quantities of seed. Great trees. In the past month since following the advice of the owner of Love Creek Nursery, my tree has grown a foot. I did use Osmocote last year per instruction from Love Creek Nursery. I planted slightly above ground level. Just looking for help so I don't kill these beautiful little trees. The growth is accumulated year after year. PROBLEMS : Does not have many pests. Not only that, it will get very hot in the summer and could get a bit dry so mulch will help A LOT. Thanks for the reply. I have my eye out for something that would work over the fireplace but I tend not to buy art to fill a spot in my house. I mixed a bag of compost with the soil in a 1 to 3 ratio, backfilled and watered. I used soybean meal, alfalfa pellet, and corn meal to lightly dust the compost then cover the mulch. It appears that you have a 2-1/2" or 3-1/2" wide plank. I personally think synthetic fertilizer is not a good idea for trees or for anything anyway. But I did not do that this year. Maples are cherished everywhere because of the brilliance of their autumn colors. We can grow Japanese maples with enough shade and water, but they tend to be small and uncommon except in well-tended gardens. Some brands can be grouted, making them look like a ceramic tile but much easier on the legs and also very durable. Refill the sides of the hole with dirt. The easiest fertilization can be made with well-composted natural manures. You have to understand that the Lost Maple Forest has been there for a long time and the mulch they get is from leaves and dead trees that fall down enriching the soil over many years. Canyon maple is a small- to medium-sized tree, reaching 30 to 40 feet in height and 10 inches in trunk diameter (I think it could get larger in cultivation). Bigtooth Maple will grow to be about 45 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 30 feet. Also bigtooth maple will look slightly different from seedling to seedling. 2) provide 1-2 inches of compost over the entire 5 feet diameter hole followed by 3-4 inches of aged mulch that will break down before year is over. I would be surprised if yours grew 3-4 feet this year esp when you just planted it. Make sure the root flares are slightly exposed. Spread a 2 in (5.1 cm) layer of mulch over the soil around the tree. Yup. Use something organic or slow release on them if anything at all. Although it would be difficult to find it available, Bigtooth Maple can be planted through much of the central and southern states, from Iowa to Louisiana and coast to coast. I think liquid fish fertilizer works better during first year because it takes a while for dry organic fertilizer to improve the soil enough to make a difference, probably 2 years at least. Otherwise, the same hardwood throughout all the areas is a great option and gives all areas a contiguous, cohesive feel. Another important factor in developing color in the fall is the location of the tree. They will generally transplant better as smaller plants. All rights reserved. That is for in ground only. The crown of both trees are much fuller this year already. A dark tone will show the dust and lint and you'll feel like you are constantly sweeping and cleaning. Mexican sugar maple which is bigger than BTM grows faster for sure. All of the seeds that fall do not germinate in the first year, but continue to germinate for a number of years thereafter in decreasing numbers. That is actually a problem in Central Texas as when you start to dig a hole you hit a large rock about every shovel full of dirt. Mulch right after planting. For 5 gallon trees use ¼ cup. This is the first time it has ever done that in June (or at all after initial leafout for that matter) so I'm pretty confident the advice has worked! it seemed to work better in caliche soil than shovel. 1-tree grew from 3 feet tall to right a 6 foot tall last year during the growing season and the caliper increased in diameter by close to 1/2 inch. I paid 200 for an 11 gallon several years ago, of course it was three times that size or more. Fertilize if indicated by soil test, using fertilizer with right formulation for your particular soil. Fast growers and the fall color is always amazing. 1.) Weather condtions in the Hill Country northwest of San Antonio are more favorable for fall display, but this This got me thinking, so I started researching on the web when I ran into Love Creek Nursery's website again. Periodically there are general seedings when most of the trees are heavy with seed. Both trees I planted are doing awesome ! But perhaps, it will become your number #1 choice. To answer your questions yes you can plant now, only thing Im not sure about is the preemergent herbicide. Cut away the exposed burlap in the top one-fourth of the hole. Performance wise, I give shantung maple a huge advantage over big tooth maple so far. Most of the soils in the Hill Country and along the I 35 corridor are alkaline and low in nitrogen (N), but are not really deficient of phosphorus (P) or potassium (K). There are a lot of things that it can do for the soil while synthetic fertilizer can't. Since some folks took the time to help me out with how to plant my Big Tooth maple's I thought I would update you on their progress. I know there was mention of each tree being different but I was wondering if newguy's droopy tree ever perked up. Best of luck with your project. The Bigtooth Maple adapts well to the alkaline soils and dry climate of Colorado���s Front Range. Purely genetics... so it's probably wise not to expect both trees to look exactly the same and exactly have same growth rate too. Roots spread out fast when the soil is loosened up. This year (2009) the trees leafed out in early April and have already grown 4-6 inches each. I am also thinking to get a Shantung maple in the fall from Metro maples, anyone have those? They are very safe to use but are slow to act. 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