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Japanese Maple Leaf problem

Posted by rayliveshere 6A (My Page) on
Sun, Aug 26, 07 at 9:18

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.

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RE: Japanese Maple Leaf problem

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

RE: Japanese Maple Leaf problem

  • Posted by jean001 z8aPortland, OR (My Page) on
    Sun, Aug 26, 07 at 13:27

Check the original rootball. Likely it's dry.

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