Starting Sugar Maple From Seed - Knowledgebase Question

Randolph, VT
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Question by woody19
March 26, 2000
I would like to know all the steps on growing sugar maple Trees, from collecting the seeds to planting them.

Answer from NGA
March 26, 2000
Collect seeds in September and October. Peel off the winged samara and place seeds in moist peatmoss in a plastic bag. Store 60-90 days at about 41 degrees. After this time, plant the seeds outdoors in a prepared seedbed (protect from animals). When the seedlings are up and have their first set of true leaves (these will be maple-shaped), transplant them into a spot or pots where they are also protected from animal damage. After a few months, they can be transplanted into a permanent home. Good luck!

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