A “freeman” maple refers to any maple that does not belong to one of the major commercial brands. These are called “wild” or “unbranded”. There are many varieties of these trees, but they all have the same characteristics:
They grow at lower elevations than other types of maple. They are usually smaller than most other types of maple and do not produce large quantities of nuts. They may only produce a few dozen nuts per year (or less). Their leaves tend to be reddish brown rather than white or pale yellow like those of the larger species.
The name “freeman” comes from the fact that they were first discovered by a man named John Mather, who was trying to get to them without paying for their use. He had no idea what he was looking for until he found several small pieces of wood in the ground near his cabin. After seeing how well these trees grew, he decided to call them “free men”, because it sounded better than free trees!
Why would I want to buy Freeman Maple Trees?
In general, most people prefer to buy trees that are already branded. These trees are guaranteed to be big and beautiful, so they are often used for ornamental purposes. Most nurseries do not grow freeman maple trees because they take a lot of effort and time. Instead, they purchase them wholesale from large nurseries that have enough resources to produce them.
If you intend on using your trees for ornamental purposes, then you should definitely buy branded trees. However, if you are trying to fill a large area with trees quickly, or you do not have the resources to purchase trees, then freeman maple trees may be a good option.
Why buy Freeman Maple Trees?
As mentioned above there are many benefits to buying freeman maple trees over other types of tree. There are a few major ones, and they are explained in detail below:
1. They grow quickly and at lower elevations than other types of maple.
Because of their growth rate and the type of climate they grow in, freeman maple trees grow at much lower elevations that other types of trees. This makes them easier to find and less expensive to transport. They can be grown in areas that other tree varieties cannot.
2. They do not require a large initial investment.
As mentioned above, these trees do not require a large initial investment because you are not purchasing large quantities of them. They can be grown inexpensively, and you can plant large sections of land with them.
3. They produce high quality wood.
Not only do the trees themselves grow very quickly, but they also grow to be very straight and have a very nice grain pattern. This makes them easy to turn into many different finished products…such as furniture!
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Informational books: Models for student report writing by EB Freeman – Language Arts, 1991 – JSTOR
An overview of plant defenses against pathogens and herbivores by BC Freeman, GA Beattie – The Plant Health Instructor, 2008 – lib.dr.iastate.edu
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Value of a confidant relationship in psychosocial care of people with multiple sclerosis by J Grose, J Freeman, H Skirton – International journal of MS care, 2012 – ijmsc.org