Red Maple Stakes - Acer Rubrum
Using live stakes is a beautiful way to plant along wetland areas and streams, rivers, ponds and lakes. Unlike transplanting developed trees, live stakes from mature trees have a better survival rate. They typically grow roots rather quickly and are great for protection against erosion. Areas that live stakes are planted should be in a stable and consistent waterway or moist soiled area that will remain moistened throughout the entire growing season as the root systems develop.
Red Maple Trees (Acer rubrum) also known as Swamp Maple and Water Maple provide great cuttings for live stakes. These trees are widely known as perfect planting trees for wetland and waterway areas. Live stakes of Red Maple when planted properly should show rooting systems have begun within 4 to 6 weeks. That is why it is essential to plant them during the growing season. In most regions of the country that is from April to October.
Red Maple live stakes are sold in cuttings that are between 1 to 2 feet in length. As with all trees, proper planting is essential to assure its survival. The Red Maple is recognized as one of the most thriving widespread deciduous trees throughout the eastern and central North American continent. Its range is from Canada to Florida and westward to Texas up to Minnesota. At full maturity, these trees can grow 50 feet tall.
In addition to protection against soil erosion, there are many benefits to using Red Maple live stakes for tree plantings. Because wetland areas, streams, rivers, ponds and lakes are well-known habitats for wildlife, these tree plantings help create a protective environment for many plants, animal, insect and bird species year-round.
America’s freshwater marshes and rivers are known as some of the most thriving ecosystems on earth and perfect for the Red Maple. Additionally, the Red Maple offers stunning color displays in the fall and is widely known for its amber colored maple sap that is the base for maple syrup. These trees are great additions to any surrounding woodlands when they are full grown.
Red Maple Stakes are great trees to bring lots of color to your lawn. During spring months you will enjoy watching this tree grow because the new twigs on this tree will be a reddish color. It will make a wonderful shade tree for your lawn also. This tree is also known as the Swamp Maple.