What's your question? Ask

Maple Trees

Q.I Have Been Told This Is A Maple, What Should I Do Now?

nathanr11881 added on April 16, 2021 | Answered

I’ve been told these are some kind of maple tree (if it is, what type of maple would be helpful for me too). I found them in the woods so decided to take them home, the leaves look a bit drowsy but I guess that’s just because they’ve been in the shade. I take it these are only a few weeks/months old, what should I do with them to help them grow?

A.Answers to this queston: Add Answer
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on April 19, 2021

Unfortunately, it hasn't been long enough from the last question for it to have changed enough to pin an ID. Without seeing when the seeds form, mature roots, leave color when they first appear and many other factors it will be very difficult to say what cultivar that it is.

Because of the stress from taking it out of ground and being in shade, it has not recovered enough to pin down an ID. Even then, it may take a year or two to see enough of the tree to know what it is.

One thing that you could do is take it up to your local extension services. They can get a more up close look at the tree than I can with these pictures.

This link will help you to find the closest to you:


Was this answer useful?

Log in or sign up to help answer this question.

Did you find this helpful? Share it with your friends!

You must be logged into your account to answer a question.

If you don't have an account sign up for an account now.

Looking for more?
here are more questions about...
Maple Trees
Join Us - Sign up to get all the latest gardening tips!

Do you know a lot about gardening?
Become a GKH Gardening Expert