Trident Maple Tree
Category: Deciduous Trees
Facts about Trident Maple Tree, "Scientific name for Trident Maple Tree is Acer buergerianum". Trident Maple Tree is the species of maple plant. It is a medium-sized or small deciduous tree whose height is (5 to 20 meters) and the diameter of it is (50 cm). The leaves of the Trident Maple are in opposite pairs, the length of which is 1 to 3 1/8 inches (2.5 to 8 cm) long and the width is 1 3/8 to 2 1/2 inches (3.5 to 6.5 cm) broad. The Trident Maple Tree leaves are glossy dark green in color and it is a bit hard. The flowers of the Trident Maple Tree are produced in the spring season and it is yellow-green in color. The fruit of the Trident Maple Tree is known as samara which has two winged seeds. Trident Maple Tree is used for centuries and it is most durable and it lives for longer period of time.
Trident Maple Tree is popularly used in the art of bonsai. Bonsai trees are miniature form of fully mature trees. In the art of bonsai making, various techniques are been used for shaping the tree and to keep them small. The Trident Maple Trees are planted in containers and are displayed both outdoor and indoor. It is very intense to take care of bonsai because it needs to be monitored closely as it is grown in a pot. When the bonsais becomes root bound, it should then be repotted.
A Full grown Trident Maple Tree can absorb as much as 48 pounds (21.77 kg) of carbon dioxide a year. The same Trident Maple Tree could also produce enough oxygen in a day for two people. In a single day, a large Trident Maple Tree can drink up to 100 gallons (378.5 liter) of water from the ground and discharge it into the air.
You can tell a Trident Maple Trees age by the number of growth rings. Growth rings size shows what kind of conditions accrued that year, the temperature and if it was a dry or wet year.
Bark of the Trident Maple Tree protects it from the elements and is made up of dead cells.
Trident Maple Tree roots usually grow two to three times the width of the tree branches. The ideal time to fertilize your Trident Maple Tree is in late fall or early spring.
You should transplant the Trident Maple Tree in early spring. Spring is also the perfect time to trim the roots as well. You can also prune and shape the Trident Maple Tree in the spring season before it starts developing. It should be planted in Bonsai potting soil. It requires plenty of water and sun light. The Trident Maple Tree is drought tolerant. Many cultivars are been developed, many of which are Japanese. Some of the notable cultivars include Kifu Nishki (roundish, almost un-lobed leaves), Goshiki Kaede (striking green and pink variegation), Mitsubato Kaede’ (distinctive trunk which look like cork), Naruto (leaf surface which are strongly incurved) and Mino Yatsubusa (long with dwarf, narrow leaves).
Trident Maple Tree growth is referred to as Meristem (The undifferentiated embryonic plant tissue from which new cells are created, as that at the tip of a root or stem). This tissue can be found at the tips of shoots and leaves. Inside the stem growth in thickness occurs at the vascular cambium.
Trident Maple Trees make their own food from sunlight, carbon dioxide, water, and nutrients from the soil.
Trident Maple Tree leaves are made up of many colored pigments, green chlorophyll hides the colors during the growing season of spring and summer. As days get Shorter and cooler temperatures come in the fall, it cause the chlorophyll to break down and than the other color pigments can be seen.