JM bleeding...

Discussion in 'Maples' started by Atapi, Dec 28, 2019.

  1. Atapi

    Atapi Well-Known Member

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    Hi, Last week I went out and did a light pruning for those unwanted branches. After the next few days, I started to see some type of fluid bleeding from those cut.
    Is this normal for the tree to bleed before healing those wounds or i should wait until later into winter or early spring to prune. The current temp is around hi-40 and lo-50. Perhaps these trees are not going to dormant yet. I hope I didn't hurt them too much.
    Any advice is much appreciated. Thanks,
     
  2. 0soyoung

    0soyoung Well-Known Member

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    The 'bleeding' is no biggie. It is just a bit of sugar water and it happens with (all?) maples when overnight temperatures are dipping toward freezing or lower and warm during the daylight hours as is (was?) characteristic of fall/spring - kinda just after leaf drop and before leaf emergence, resp. You might want to google 'maple stem pressure' (or sim.) and read up on this well-known phenomenon.
     
  3. Atapi

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    Thanks Osoyoung, yes I googled the topic and have learned more.
     

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