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What is this on my maple leaves

Posted by cridge Michigan (My Page) on
Wed, Jul 2, 14 at 21:13

Hi all,

I'm a new homeowner in Michigan. I moved up here from Texas, which means I know nothing about trees.

I am not sure what is happening to our Norway maple in the backyard. A few of the lower branches seem to be dying. Leaves are shriveling and have something growing on them. (see picture) Entire branches (3inches in diameter) also seem to be dying. What can I do to stop this from spreading and does anyone know what it is?

Any help is greatly appreciated.


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RE: What is this on my maple leaves

Those look like insect eggs, which probably has nothing to do with the branches dying. How about a pic of the tree? I'm not sure that's a Norway leaf.

RE: What is this on my maple leaves

HAven't experienced these myself but google 'maple gall mites'for info and how to treat.Unlikely to cause serious damage apparently

RE: What is this on my maple leaves

Yes, leaf galls. No need to treat. Won't affect the tree's health.

This post was edited by jean001a on Sat, Jul 5, 14 at 15:35

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