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Resources of interest to maple enthusiasts

  1. wcutler

    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Maybe. I have Edge and Chrome here on my laptop and it's working on both of them. I just tried it again. Maybe it's personal. :)
    No, really, I don't know what to suggest, whether so few people can see it that I should remove it or not. I'm on Win 10, but this isn't a new up-to-date page, so no reason the newer browsers should be what makes this work. Or maybe that is. I even get the current temperature in Council Bluffs, IA (that's on the home page, not the Trees page to which our link goes).
     
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    I have added to Maple Resources a link to Plantaholic Sheila’s albums | Flickr, photos posted by Silver surfer. On flickr, I was seeing all these photos being uploaded, with leaves in different seasons and flowers and samaras, it seemed like it would be a very good resource here.
     
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    These both work for me. Are they a problem for other people?
     
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    chimera Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Wendy, both of the links take me to "The Japanese Maple" page now. Thanks.
     
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    AlainK Well-Known Member Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

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    An excellent illustrated reference in French by a non-professional passionate:

    érables accueil

    Very accurate info on classification, synonyms, description, habitat, etc.
     
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Thanks, @AlainK. I've added it to the resource page, used the title as you gave it.
     
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    emery Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    Here are some that are not in our resource list, but should be! @wcutler :) They are from the Arboretum Wespelaar site, Arboretum Wespelaar, which is a really fabulous site with information on many genera. The director of Wespelaar is Maple Society stalwart and all around nice guy Koen Camelbeke.

    The de Langhe Acer key has been updated in collaboration with Maple Society Committee Member Dan Crowley of Westonbirt Arboretum: http://www.arboretumwespelaar.be/userfiles/file/pdf/Key_acer_JDL.pdf

    (This new key supersedes the version at Henrietta's Herbal, which should probably be removed from the resource list).

    A very good list of Acer species with photographs is available here: http://www.arboretumwespelaar.be/EN/Identification_keys_and_illustrations/List_of_illustrated_taxa/ and then click on Acer. You will note that many genera are so illustrated, although some are less complete.

    Further there is a searchable database of images linked to the identification keys here: Identificatiesleutels. For example, all the Acer can be listed by entering Acer in the "Scientific Name" box, or species can be searched for individually.

    -E
     
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Sorry to take so long with this - I didn't realize that it would be so easy, as it's really all one site and you've written the whole blurb! I have updated it now.

    I removed the Henriette's Herbal listing as you suggested, @emery, but am just listing it here with @Gomero's comment. I see that it is a more recent version of the Jan De Langhe key that is on the Wespelaar site.

    Henriette's Herbal: Acer key and image collection
    Acer key and image collection by Jan De Langhe, hosted on the website of Henriette Kress. Viewable as html or pdf.

    Gomero wrote in a review of this resource: These keys were field tested by the Maple Society Members during the last Maple Society Symposium. They were excellent; we obtained 100% ID success rate for all the maples we tested.

    Link location The genus Acer L. (Sapindaceae). | Henriette's Herbal Homepage
    Submitted by maf
    Submitted date 19 Aug 2011; last confirmed 8 Nov 2015
     
  10. emery

    emery Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    Yes, the key on Henriette's is a version from 2011, the update on the Wespelaar site is from 2017. Otherwise it's the same key, there are probably only a few minor differences surrounding Asian maples.

    If you wanted to put Gomero's quote with the new version, it would still be accurate and I'm sure he won't mind. You could change "These keys" to "The previous version of these keys" to be totally accurate! :)

    -E
     
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Thanks, @emery. I have added that comment as you suggested.
     
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    I have added this to the Resource.

    I also added two books that @JT1 mentioned at Identification: - maple ID, which pushed the page over the maximum size, so I split off books from online resources. Another few additions to online resources will necessitate splitting that page to something like A-M and N-Z.
     
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    I have found a thread with some book suggestions: Maples Reference Books, will review them and add them to the Resource files. I have a question.

    @Daniel Mosquin recommended both these two in the same posting:
    Vertrees, J. D. (1978). Japanese maples : momiji and kaede. Forest Grove, OR., Timber Press.
    Vertrees, J. D. (1987). Japanese maples : momiji and kaede. Portland, Or., Timber Press.​
    and then @Bill recommended
    Vertrees, J. D. (2001). Japanese maples Portland, Or., Timber Press. 3rd Edition​

    Is there a reason why these are all separate recommendations? I should include all three of them on the Maple Resources - Written page? Would anyone answering "yes" to this question please offer some blurb to distinguish them.

    The resource page has this one:
    Japanese Maples: The Complete Guide to Selection and Cultivation
    By Vertrees, J.D. and Gregory, Peter; published by Timber Press, Portland, OR, 2010​
    Does this "Complete Guide" do it for the other three, or should all four be listed?

    Oh, and then the next poster has recommended
    Japanese Maples , Gregory and Vertrees ISBN: 978 0 88192 501 2; ok, that's the first one Daniel listed; I need to check the author name(s).​
     
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Do we want to have a link to videos of gardens featuring maples? One was suggested here:
    I think this is the link, right @Acerholic?


    I remember some folks here in Maples have posted videos of their gardens. If we decide yes, you (if you have posted some) could help me find yours.

    I guess it could be a separate resource file - Maples Garden Videos. Or would it be a subforum under Maples / Maple Photo Gallery / Videos ~ OR directly under Maples ~ Maples / Maple Video Gallery ?
    Or if a Resource, would you also want instructional videos in the same resource? A separate resource file? I don't think we have those in any resource file. Or would we want them included in existing Online Resources? Not at all??

    If the answer is yes to anything, I would appreciate having (=the person suggesting it writing for me) a blurb for each video that says what is notable about it, similar to Acerholic's recommendation.
     
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    /Note from wcutler/: I am commenting here atop @JT1's posting, which is copied from the thread in which it was relevant, as it relates to my question above, asking if we want to feature videos somewhere.
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    If you want to understand proper maintenance pruning and tree development it's great to gain the knowledge that helps form good pruning judgement. It's important to have a foundation in the how and why. This is some of the best FREE information you will find that is coming from a informed source. Take the time to learn the right way and you will have knowledge that will serve you well for the rest of your life.

    This information will be useful for you in developing good pruning judgement.

    Module eight: Nursery tree production
    Part 1
    Module 8-1

    Part 3
    Module 8-3

    Part 4
    Module 8-4


    (Why this is all important long term)
    Module one: Tree mechanics and structure
    Part 4 Branch attachment

    Module 1-4 Mechanics and Structure

    Several other great modules on tree growth and management. The modules above are focused on the age of your tree and how to properly develop a high quality tree. Here is a complete list of the available modules:

    Instructional videos - Edward F. Gilman - UF/IFAS
     
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    There are a lot of great (instructional and otherwise) videos available, and also a lot with questionable and/or regional advice. Certainly if John recommends a video it would be worth sharing, but I don't know how to triage videos generally and I think there would be some risk of quickly saturating, for example if we searched back through the archives of postings for something like grafting videos.

    Would you only put up instructional/educational videos, or also "here's a look at my garden" videos, which many enjoy (and which can, of course, also be instructional). Some videos, like the Iseli fly by or some of Amazing Maples, are promotional but also educational.

    In any case I would think that there would have to be a separate section, Maple Resources: Videos.
     
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    I certainly would not be searching for any to list, nor asking anyone else to do that. I was just thinking of ones that were recommended here, gathered in one place so that people could find them again.
    I was thinking of both kinds, so maybe two sections in a Maple Resources: Videos file. Or, the instructional ones could just be a section under Maple Resources - Online (if there are no longer any space restrictions - I think @Daniel Mosquin fixed that, can't remember) and the "here's a look at my garden" videos could be a separate resource file?
     

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