It’s Time to Plant Maples

By Bryan Hutzler - Last updated: Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Agustin in the Maple Forest

It’s time ….. to plant maples!  Over the years, I have had people tell me time and time again that Bigtooth Maples don’t grow.  We have grown a small forest of these wonderful trees at Love Creek Nursery and I want to share them with you.

Aside from the beauty of the Bigtooth maple, planting trees increases your property value and can reduce your cooling bill in summer.

As we learned in school, trees absorb sunlight as part of photosynthesis. If the light that previously fell on your house is absorbed by your trees, your house will stay cooler.  We all know how hot concrete sidewalks and driveways get in the summer.  That heat is radiated out at night keeping the air around your house warm.  Shading your sidewalk will help keep your yard cooler in the evenings.
The cities of San AntonioDSC03999 and Austin know this and are offering rebate programs to help finance planting of native trees like the Bigtooth Maple.  CPS Energy is offering rebates to help cover the cost of planting on the East, West or south side of your house.  Austin is continuing their Urban Forest Grant Program.  Depending on the size of the tree planted, these programs can cover the entire purchase price.

So what are you waiting for?!  Call your local nursery and ask for Bigtooth Maples, spec them into your landscaping build, or come on out to Love Creek for lunch, ice cream and a Maple tree.

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