November 2004
Sugar Maple
I was sure this tree was dead soon after I planted it. I was wrong.

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Sugar Maple
Journal
Growth Chart
Detailed Facts
Julie's Trees




Facts at a Glance
Acer saccharum

Planted March 1999
Planting height: 14'
Planting trunk: 2"

2006 Update
7-yr height: 32'
7-yr trunk: 21"

Mature Height: 40 to 50'
Spread: 75 to 100'
Growth rate: Slow
Form: Broad, round
Flowers: Yellow, in spring
Fall color: Orange-yellow
Hardiness zone: 3 - 8
Culture: Sun, light shade

Best feature:
Fall color, not messy

Worst problem:
None known

Do over? Yes

Beauty of Fall in the Eye of the Beholder

Out with Star Wars, in With Pirates!

A Nursery Owner Teaches Me Patience

On Growing, and Growing Taller

UPDATE: Lego People Have Colonized Base Sugar Maple!

Invasion of the Lego Star Wars People!

Sugar Maple Ain't Dead Yet

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Photographs and text by Julie Walton Shaver

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Left: March 1999: Just after planting. That's not a mulch volcano in the March picture. I planted the tree too high! So I planted it deeper, and probably dug the second hole TOO deep.

June 1999. Follow the garden hose to the sugar maple.

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June 1999 (same picture as above)

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June 2002

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June 1999: Bradley age 4.

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May 2006: Bradley, age 11, Gregory, age 5.

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May 2004

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November 2004


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