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You Will Need
- Careful eye
- Soil testing kit
- Green thumb
- Partly shaded or fully sunny location
Consider your location in the United States. An October Glory maple tree does best in the Eastern and Northern climates, but can tolerate the Southern climate with proper care.
Look for others nearby
Look for other October Glory maples nearby. If the area has a considerable population, avoid overplanting to create a more sustainable forest.
Test the soil
Test the soil with a soil testing kit. An acidic to slightly alkaline soil of 6.8 to 7.7 is ideal. Also look for well-drained, loamy or moist soil.
Judge the amount of sun in the area
Judge the amount of sun the planting area gets during the day. An area that is partly shaded or receives full sun is best.
Check underground for pipes and power lines
Check for underground drainage pipes, power, or cable lines nearby as the October Glory maple root system is very invasive. Now bask in your own glory knowing you can plant an October Glory maple tree.