Maple Trees
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MAPLE TREE

Zone BRANDON MANITOBA CANADA | Anonymous added on June 10, 2018 | Answered

I HAVE A MAPLE TREE, I,AM PRETTY SURE IT IS , THE PROBLEM I GOT THE BRANCHES ARE VERY BRITTLE. EVEN IN SUMMER . IS IT LACKING SOME THING OR IS IT SICK THANK YOU

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drtreelove
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Answered on June 10, 2018

Maple tree branches are naturally somewhat brittle, plus they have a tendancy to form tight V-crotches that are prone to splitting apart.
Extreme pruning practices can result in rampant re-growth with structural defects that are prone to breakage.

Good growing conditions, soil fertility and water management are the best things you can do to promote health and structural strength. And don't "top" the tree.

If you think there is a pest or disease issue, send us a better description and photos, call your county/university agricultural extension service, or have a certified arborist inspect the tree and advise.

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