How can I make a tree grow extremely fast ?

I have a puiny little maple tree that just isn't growing much & I want it to get big fast ! Anyone know what I can you put on it to enhance the growing rate ?
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  • Sharon Susa Courchesne Sharon Susa Courchesne on May 02, 2017

    Some maple trees are naturally faster growers, e.g. Silver maples grow faster than any other maple, but red maples are fast-growing, too.

    Providing your maple tree with adequate fertilizer reduces environmental stress and encourages vigorous growth. You can test the soil to see if it needs fertilizer or you can also tell if a new shoot produces less than 2 inches of growth in a season. Increasing the amount of nitrogen will have the most effect on growth.

    Mulching can also help keep the soil moist which encourages root growth.

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on May 02, 2017

    Word of caution...fertilizing is done based on your location and season.You must not add anything to make it grow faster.Trees all grow at there own pace and adding unnecessary food does not mean the tree will grow faster.

  • Carol Carol on May 03, 2017

    I have used fertilizer sticks specifically for trees. They seemed to have done well.

  • Shirley Heikkinen Shirley Heikkinen on May 03, 2017

    Do you have mulch close to the base of the tree (it will smother the roots)? Is your tree getting enough water? Is it a variety that is a tree rather than a shrub? If all of these answers are yes, find a good arborist to determine why it isn't growing.

  • Sharon Sharon on May 03, 2017

    Make sure that tree isn't near any slab or foundation cause it will cause lots of damage. I had to have mine removed.