Maple Seed Drop

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There is no hormone therapy available that would solve your maple problem. The best approach is to try the following:

  1. Ensure the maple is growing in a low-stress environment by ensuring adequate watering, mulching, proper soil depth, etc.
  2. Seedlings may appear in your flower borders. Try mulching to smother them.
  3. Prune your maple using a technique called “pollarding.” This cutting of branches back to the main trunk every few years will prevent the branches from flowering.