According to Planting Directions, the best time to plant maple trees is early to mid-spring. This gives the new tree time to take root well before the winter season. Maple trees must be planted at least six weeks before ... More »

The best time to prune most trees and shrubs is in the late winter or early spring. Flowering shrubs should be pruned in late spring, after the plant is finished blooming. More » Home & Garden Gardening & Landscapes Trees & Bushes

The best time of year to trim apple trees is right before spring as winter ends, according to the Oregon State University Extension Service. Because the most severe and cold weather is finished, fresh cuts are not subjec... More » Home & Garden Gardening & Landscapes Trees & Bushes

Japanese maple trees are easiest to prune during winter or summer, although they can be pruned selectively all year. Winter is ideal because the lack of leaves makes it possible to view the structure of the branches. Sum... More » Home & Garden Gardening & Landscapes Trees & Bushes

To make spiles to tap into maple trees, cut 1/4- to 1/2-inch metal or plastic tubing into approximately 3-inch sections. Shave one end to pound into the tree, and flare an end to hold the bucket. Spiles can be reused eac... More »

Some different varieties of maple trees are the Amur maple, big leaf maple, hornbeam maple and Japanese maple. There is also the hedge maple, which reaches 25 to 35 feet tall and wide with yellow coloring in the fall. More » Home & Garden Gardening & Landscapes Trees & Bushes

Common varieties of maple trees include the red maple, silver maple, sugar maple and sycamore maple. There are more than 128 species of maple trees, some of which are native to North America, while others are native to A... More »