Japanese Maple Leaf problem

rayliveshereAugust 26, 2007

I have a beautiful maple put in this spring and am a little worried about it. The tips of its very fine leaves have dried and turned brown, and a few of the leaves may have been "chewed." I see no insects. If anybody would be willing to look at a picture, let me know and I can send one. Can't figure out how to post a picture here.

rayliveshere@yahoo.com

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myersphcf(z6a IL)

Two probable causes ...#1 heat/sun damage..#2 overwatering ...#1 is most likely and NORMAL .The chewing may have been japanese beetles which are now gone( or any # of pesky bugs). Send the photo(s) to me at the above email include close up leaf or two , a branch and whole tree pic ...and specify area where planted and how much sun it gets and when ...and of course what specific area you live in and I'll take a look see but no guarantees...minor damage from heat sun and varias summer maladies are not uncommon and to be expected especially from a newly planted tree and likely nothing to worry about ...each year it should get "better".David

    Bookmark   August 26, 2007 at 10:17AM
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jean001(z8aPortland, OR)

Check the original rootball. Likely it's dry.

    Bookmark   August 26, 2007 at 1:27PM
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