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Damage encourages maple species to become female, Rutgers study finds


February 21, 2018

Jennifer Blake-Mahmud reports that striped maples not only change their sex periodically, but that they can wait until the last minute -- three weeks before flowering -- to do it. The switch appears to be triggered by physical damage, which can prompt a branch to flower female if it's cut off a male tree.Full Story

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