Asked on May 20, 2013
Silver Maple Sapling.
I had a silver maple sapling come up in one of my flower baskets when I brought them inside last fall..It stayed alive in the basket all winter and even had 2 little leaves on it. This spring, I transplanted it in a 5 gallon bucket making sure to get all of the roots even the tap root. It's doing wonderful and now has at least 10 leaves on the top of the "knitting needle" sized stem (or should I say trunk?). It's definitely getting taller but I'm not seeing much growth in the circumference. Is there something I can do to help it along? I really don't want to lose it as it's an offspring of a very large Maple we recently had to cut down due to disease. Thank you for any advice you can give me.