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By Will from Provo


Hi, I have an Autumn Blaze Mable (planted it about six years ago). I snapped a small 2" twig off of it earlier and noticed water coming out of the tree where the twig was broken off. Is this a bad thing? Is there something I need to do to protect the tree now?


Maples tend to bleed when cut in the spring. They have a lot of sap moving, and that is what you are seeing. This will not hurt the tree, but it will continue for a while and will look unsightly. A better time to prune a Maple is in the Summer to Fall when it is not sending so much energy to the tree limbs.
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