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Tree Identification

Manitoba Maple

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Posted: Thu Nov 17, 2011 11:06 AM

Subject: Manitoba Maple

Common Name: Manitoba Maple, Box Elder


 


Latin Name: Acer negundo


 


Family: Aceraceae


 


Size and Shape: Up to 60 ft, normally around 40. Tree grows twisted, straight and horizontal. There is no common shape for these trees.


 


Trunk and Wood: The trunk normally branches off to other leaders at or around 15 ft. The wood normally has a pinkish hue on the middle of a cross section.


 


Branches: The branches grow quickly and in every direction. There are normally a lot of sucker branches that grow from the entire branches. Without pruning these trees will dominate the average residental property. Once some of these branches are pruned the following year 10 more branches will replace the pruned branches making this tree an involving tree to upkeep.


 


Description: The Manitoba Maple is a very messy and aggressive tree to have in a residental property. The roots are shallow and damage foundations and sewage pipes to and from houses. Once a tree is removed and the stump is left, the tree will grow from the stump again. The stump and visiable roots need to be removed for no regrowth. This is a common tree is the gta that is removed by local arborists.

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