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imortal

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collected red maple.. advice?
« on: October 21, 2011, 06:30 PM »
i collected this tree about a year ago. it was bare when i found it. this will be its second captive winter. i plan on keeping it in a cold frame. should i completely defoliate?
 

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Re: collected red maple.. advice?
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2011, 07:16 PM »
Hey There and welcome to the forum! the leaves should start changing colors soon, then dropping off them selves.  Once they start doing this sometime around late fall/early winter you can remove them and let the tree go dormant.   
 

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Re: collected red maple.. advice?
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2011, 08:03 PM »
I typically don't put the plastic up until the end of November.  By then I've had a chance to remove the fall-colored leaves, perform a light cut back, and clean the top soil.

Where in zone 8 are you located?
 

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Re: collected red maple.. advice?
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2011, 09:09 PM »
Hey There and welcome to the forum! the leaves should start changing colors soon, then dropping off them selves.  Once they start doing this sometime around late fall/early winter you can remove them and let the tree go dormant.   

thanks, im just starting to see a little red, so i'll wait a bit
 

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Re: collected red maple.. advice?
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2011, 09:14 PM »
I typically don't put the plastic up until the end of November.  By then I've had a chance to remove the fall-colored leaves, perform a light cut back, and clean the top soil.

Where in zone 8 are you located?

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