Emperor Japanese Maple Dying w/Photos
On June 5th, 2008 I planted an Emperor Japanese Maple. All of these maples at the garden center had some brown leaves, maybe a small branch or 10% of the tree. They told me it was just sun scorch and not to worry about it. Since planting it (following the instructions to the letter), it has been getting worse. The leaves start to turn from red to brown and then curl up turning dry and crispy. We've had a good rainy summer so it shouldn't be lack of moisture, and I have other japanese red maples in my yard that are doing fine.
Please take a look at these photos (whole shrub/tree as well as the completely dead leaf and the starting to die leaf) and let me know what is wrong with this tree..