Sep 21, Remove silver maple branches that become thicker than one-half the diameter of the trunk. Remove branches of less than 2-inch diameter on older trees and remove crowded or intersecting branches to “lower” the crown. Our Certified Arborists pruned this silver maple by thinning the growth in the canopy to promote proper structure and stronger branch growth. We also pruned the lower growth to lift the canopy to improve sight lines of the home and to get more clearance from the house, driveway and road.
The vigorous trees also tolerate urban pollution, a trait that leads to their over-use as street trees. Unfortunately, without regular pruning, the silver maple’s prolific vigor can lead to a.
Sep 21, Prune silver maple only in late winter or very early spring when trees are dormant. Trees pruned when they are growing will take extra time to heal, and the sap that bleeds out of cuts will draw insects and viruses that are not present during winter months.
Remove dead wood any time of year. Jun 05, If so, use the following three tips for trimming the silver maple tree on your property without damaging it. Trim When Dormant To Prevent Bleeding When you cut branches off of a silver maple tree while it is actively growing, the sap rises to the area where you cut and spills out onto the trunk.