Tag Archives: acer buergerianum

Can you say “taper”?

Let’s talk bonsai….just what is it? When I was a yungun’ and being learned in thinking and reasoning, I was told to begin at the beginning. So that is where I shall begin (don’t worry, it has to do with … Continue reading

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Building a maple or two

Whoa?! What?Are you drilling holes in trees again Adam? It looks like one of those parasitic worms trying to stick its tendrils into a tree and the tree is trying to get away.  How about we start at the beginning? … Continue reading

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Fusing trident maple trunks

Here it is, the post you’ve been waiting your whole life for, how to make little trees into big trees! Or something like that.  Let me introduce the players:  The trees are acer buergerianum (trident maple). There are two different … Continue reading

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Trident maple pre-spring maintenance

This tree is new to the blog but old to me. I’ve had it for about 7 or eight years, but I don’t think I’ve posted it anywhere on the world wide interwebs. It’s a trident maple (Acer buergerianum), native … Continue reading

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Defoliating and shaping three big trident maples

Big trees and Florida summers don’t mix well. When it comes time to do some work on them, the trees are too heavy to carry into the shade if they’re in ceramic pots or, if they’re still in those big, … Continue reading

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A trident maple getting my “usual” treatment

Here’s another chunky monkey trident maple I have the privilege of working on. If you are wondering, after the suggestive title, what my usual treatment might be you are about to find out, my friends. My friend Dave, who shall … Continue reading

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Trident maple Hunka’ wood

Time to tackle this beastie: This post will mostly be pics with some brief discussions and justifications as there is just gobs (and gobs) of info out there about tridents and I’d just be duplicating it all. What I’ll focus … Continue reading

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