Paper Bark Maple problem

rshafferJune 10, 2014

We planted a paper bark maple last June for Father's Day. It was full of beautiful leaves when we planted it. However, this year the leaves are sparse, and a few branches appear to be dead. The leaves we do have are on the ends of the branches.

This is my favorite tree, and I'm not sure what to do for it. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks.

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I think all it needs is time. If you are like most of the rest of the country, you experienced a rather brutal winter and that can be hard on newly planted or yet-to-be-established trees. Just give it the care it needs (pretty much just watering as necessary) and be patient. Although I don't know what passes as "normal" weather any more, with a more typical winter and time, your tree should be fine.

Some die back is normal with any Asian maple and that can be removed whenever it becomes apparent.

    Bookmark   June 10, 2014 at 3:00PM
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I agree. Winter was the problem. Time is the solution.


    Bookmark   June 10, 2014 at 3:04PM
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Thank you for the reassurance. I dearly love this tree, as it was planted in memory of my father. I will try my best to be patient.

    Bookmark   June 10, 2014 at 8:46PM
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