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1529UB Norway maple - Acer platanoides
Pot Size: 10 litres pot – Height of plant: 125/150 cm.
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1529VB Norway maple - Acer platanoides
Pot Size: 7 litres pot – Height of plant: 125/150 cm.
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1529M Norway maple - Acer platanoides
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Plant grown in 1 liter container – Height of plant: 40/60 cm.
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1529T Norway maple - Acer platanoides
Plant grown in 1 liter container – Height of plant: 40/60 cm.
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1529N Norway maple - Acer platanoides
Plant grown in 1 liter container – Height of plant: 40/60 cm.
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1529W Norway maple - Acer platanoides
Plant grown in 1 liter container – Height of plant: 40/60 cm.
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1529WB Norway maple - Acer platanoides
Plant grown in 1 liter container – Height of plant: 40/60 cm.
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1529WC Norway maple - Acer platanoides
Plant grown in 1 liter container – Height of plant: 40/60 cm.
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Norway Maple - Acer platanoides (latin)

Area of origin: Europe as far as the Caucasus.
Adult Dimensions: Height up to 25m (82'), width up to 15m (49.2').
Foliage: deciduous.
Soil Type:All.
Hardiness: Hardy to -32°C.
Exposure: Semi-shade to full sun.

Properties and uses:
Very beautiful autumn colours which turn from yellow to orange and then to red. This tree grows quickly and is widely used in rows or planted alone in parks and gardens.  Other than by the leaves, this tree can be distinguished from the Sycamore Maple by the colour of its buds which are red unlike those of the Sycamore Maple which are green.

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Plant, or reforest Norway Maple, Acer platanoides – Foresters Guide

1) The Norway Maple (Acer platanoides) is it suitable for my land?

The young plants of the Norway Maple can grow in the shade, but the adult tree needs light to develop. The Norway Maple is more demanding concerning the light and the chemical richness of the soil, than the Sycamore Maple.
The Norway Maple needs soils rich with mineral elements, moist and well-drained.

2) Which planting density for my Norway Maple plot? (Acer platanoides)

The planting density is the number of plants planted in one hectare (acre). Here it means determining the initial number of young plants and to choosing their repartition in the available space.
The planting density is defined by the gaps in between the lines as well as the spacing in between each plant on a same line.
It is the basics of the silvicultural path which must lead to a final trees’ population of quality and to the fulfilment of the land’s owner set goals.

Advice: When choosing the density, think about the width of the tool which will allow the maintenance of the gaps in between the lines. The space in between the lines must allow clear passage for a tractor-drawn, maintenance tool.

Although this tree has a great potential, it is often managed as a secondary variety, used only to diversify the forests. Its current production remains marginal.
However, on a forest parcel can be planted between 1200 and 1600 plants/hectare, for an average final population of 100 trees/hectare.

Examples of space distribution of plants:

  • 4m00 x 2m00 = 1.250 plants/Ha
  • 5m00 x 1m60 = 1.250 plants/Ha
  • 4m25 x 1m80 = 1.307 plants/Ha
  • 4m50 x 1m60 = 1.562 plants/Ha
  • 4m25 x 1m50 = 1.568 plants/Ha

3) How to prepare the soil to plant Norway Maple (Acer platanoides)?

In Silviculture, working the soil is a key element in the success of planting. The root system of the tree must take rapidly where planted. Whether the work is done mechanically or manually, we recommend working the soil in its depth for optimum planting.

4) How to plant the Norway Maple (Acer platanoides)?

a- Receipt, storage and preparation of the plants before planting

  • Upon receipt, place the crates side by side, on a flat surface so as there is no air circulation underneath. Choose a shady spot protected from wind;
  • Maintain a good humidity level of the plants on the crates placed on the edges,
  • Plan for the possibility of watering if planting is delayed or if the plants require water,
  • In case of frost, do not handle the plants and if frost is forecasted for several days, place mulch on the edges.
b- Planting
    Our team of professional planters use a planting cane to place the earth-balled plants in situ. This ergonomic, light tool allows quality, quicker planting work. It is also possible to carry out a traditional planting work using a pickaxe or a spade

    In all case, you must:
  • Dig a hole a little bit larger than the earth-ball ;
  • Position it well in the hole;
  • Cover it entirely;

  • Finally, the worker will tamp down the soil carefully with its foot. It is forbidden to press strongly or again to heel-butt the plant to avoid crushing the earth-ball and damage the root system of the plant.

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5) How to limit weeds on my Norway Maple plot (Acer platanoides) ?

During the first years, it is essential to eliminate all self-propagating plants. Not controlled they are going to be in competition with your plants and are going to deprive the young trees of the vital elements they require to grow (water, light and nutritional elements). You must therefore eliminate mechanically this unwanted competition until the trees are big enough to be able to dominate it.

Two types of operations are possible after planting:

    Manual clearing around the plants
    It is in fact acts often carried out using portable thermic Strimmers or billhooks to clear plants on a line or around the plants themselves.
    Mechanical clearing of the space in between the lines
    These actions are done using cutters and flail mowers, horizontal or vertical cutters, mounted on mini excavators or tractors. As a result, they cannot be undertaken outside the spaces available between the tree lines (plants or plants).

6) How to protect my young Norway Maple plants from wildlife (Acer platanoides) ?

There is a necessity to protect the plot as soon as the population’s density of Cervidae (deer and roe deer in particular) risk leading to significant damage such as undergrowth of the plants or friction of the stems. Sometimes, the setting up of plants’ protection is also necessary as soon as the rodents’ population (rabbits, hares, coypu, voles...) are locally important.

3 types of protections are possible:

  • Individual, mechanical Protections ( dissuasive netting, photo-degradable tubes,...)
  • Protection by total wire-fencing of the plot,
  • Protection by applying a repellent on each plant or on the borders of the plot.
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