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    Need some help from an arborist

    I have two red maple trees in my front yard planted about 35 feet apart.
    The bark on this tree looks pretty normal.
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    The bark on this second tree has large bark scales curling up from the trunk.
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    Is this normal for a maple tree, if not is there anything that I should do to cure whatever is wrong with the tree?
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    Looks to me like both are too far in the ground. You should be able to see a flare all the way around, that area is like
    a tree thermostat . I would remove some dirt.

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    To my eyes, they are different species...
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    im with jim, maybe a silver and a norway? have to see the leaves.

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    Look different , but that is possible even if the seeds came from same tree. That's why nursurys graft .

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    Can you post close pics of the leaves?
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    Any chance the second one is a silver maple? That is similar to what the bark looks like on mine. I can't quite see if the leaves are different on the two trees.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis Peacock View Post
    Can you post close pics of the leaves?
    Here is a photo of the leaves. The one on the left is from the shaggy bark tree, the one on the right is from the smoother bark tree.
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    Apparently they are different trees. I never actually put the leaves side by side before this.
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    Isn’t anybody going to ask what that can is hanging in that second tree? It looks like a muffler.

    I’m no help on the tree species. I have one with bark like that, but its a hickory and quite big.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Zona View Post
    Isn’t anybody going to ask what that can is hanging in that second tree? It looks like a muffler.

    I’m no help on the tree species. I have one with bark like that, but its a hickory and quite big.
    the bird house? seems perfectly normal to hang from a tree if one is a bird house.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Zona View Post
    Isn’t anybody going to ask what that can is hanging in that second tree? It looks like a muffler.
    It is a bird house made from 4 inch pvc drain pipe. Wrens and Chickadees use them. I have several hanging from trees around the property. If you look closely at the first photo there is a white bird house hanging from a branch in the upper right corner of that tree as well.
    Last edited by Lee Schierer; 05-28-2020 at 8:14 AM.

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    I'm guessing the leaf on the left is a Red maple, and the one on the right is a Sugar maple.

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    Neither is Sugar, Silver, Japanese, Striped, Norway or Sycamore Maple. There are many more that I'm not familiar with. The shaggy bark tree is probably an exotic in your area.

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    The smoother bark tree is definitely Red Maple.
    My Red Maple Leaf ------- Exemplar Red Maple Leaf
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    Here is the other leaf from my yard....Different exemplar of red maple
    red maple.jpgexemplar-maple-leaf.jpg

    It appears that both could be Red Maples, but the difference in bark is strange.
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    There are so many variants of Maple (and other species) that sometimes it can make one's head spin! They tend to get grouped together sometimes from a practical perspective with some entities that sell trees, too.
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