Amur Maple and Aspen - Knowledgebase Question

Monument, Co
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Question by garciarudy
August 16, 2009
I pruned the lower brances of our maple and aspens to make them grow as trees. Is it possible to re-plant these branches to have more trees (they are in water pending your answer)?

Answer from NGA
August 16, 2009
It is possible that the branches will root in the water. While you're waiting, try taking a few tip cuttings, as well. You'll need 4-6" of new tip growth. Strip off the lower leaves, leave the upper leaves, and dip the cut end in rooting hormone. Then set them in a container of moistened potting soil set outdoors in a shady spot. Out of your collection you should have a few that will root for you. Hope so!

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