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baby maple tree....help..

hi,
i found a baby maple tree in my yard and was wondering if i can put it in a pot to help it grow better. i live a duplex house and i dont want the lawn maintance men to cut it when they mow. they killed one already.. is there a good website where i can find on how to take care of it and put it in a pot until i move into my own house next month.. thanks..

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babymama8787

Asked by babymama8787 at 9:20 PM on Aug. 31, 2009 in Home & Garden

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  • Yes just make sure the pot is big enough for the tree to expand, like 2 gallon size or bigger. Fertilize it (good ol' Miracle Grow) and enjoy your tree.
    mumma28

    Answer by mumma28 at 11:10 PM on Aug. 31, 2009

  • do not feed the tree miracle grow. it will cause it to produce way too much on top while it is still young and after a transplant the shock will likely kill it.
    simply put it in a large planter, big enough for you to pick up filled with dirt by yourself and just keep it watered and in partial shade.
    if it is a real maple, you should enjoy it for years and years to come.
    jewjewbee

    Answer by jewjewbee at 7:59 AM on Sep. 1, 2009

  • I go to www.about.com alot for stuff like this. Just type in "how to grow a maple tree" and you'll get all kinds of advice from pros.
    Actually, we have a baby sugar maple in a 5 gallon pot for over a year now and it's doing great!
    KellyGirl_TX

    Answer by KellyGirl_TX at 12:34 PM on Sep. 1, 2009

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