May 26, 2019 11:27 am
Hi all, apologies if this is the wrong forum for this. We have a maple tree and when it got new leaves only half of it seemed to come back (after last winter). Now, the leaves aren't changing colour. Another one in a different area is, but not this one.
All advice appreciated about what can be done to help it. It's a beautiful tree and I'd hate for it to die.
Maple treeMaple tree with half growth
Thanks in advance.
Re: Maple tree looks distressed?2
Jul 03, 2019 4:18 pm
Sorry for the late reply, Spagman, though as far as I know a maple tree that is developing brown leaves is likely suffering from a disease or pest infestation. Do you see any bugs or insects crawling near it?
Or maybe that's just a leaf scorch, and then all you need is to check the soil, and if it's too dry - then irrigate your maple.
Re: Maple tree looks distressed?3
Jul 29, 2019 8:14 pm
I know this also another late reply sorry.
I agree with Daniel86. Was it a really dry year the last two years? Even a well developed small tree like a maple will need extra irrigation over dry periods especially during summer when their fragile leaves can frazzle.
I've seen some maples with aphids all over them that I only noticed when I accidentally shook a few branches and they all fell down into my hair.
You could give it a lime sulphur spray in winter while it's got no leaves just as a preventative for any residual fungal spores or insects (in any stage of development).
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