Do sugar maple trees grow out of leaf scorch?
Howdy, fellow gardeners and tree lovers. I have a young sugar maple tree here in southeast Tennessee (Chattanooga) zone 7a . This sugar maple has been growing on my property for about 4 years. I bought the tree from Forest Farm online nursery (the company is located in Williams OR). This sugar maple has fresh mulch, a little tree tone fertilizer in the spring and plenty of water. But every year around the middle of July until the end of August the tree sub comes to leaf scorch. Other than leaf scorch the tree is healthy with average to above average leaf size and puts on two to three feet of new growth a year. So my question is will the tree mature out of this leaf scorch phase as it gets older or should I replace the tree with a hardy sugar maple cultivar? Thank You, any suggestion would be great. I hate seeing this tree suffer every summer with leaf scorch.