... perhaps from disease … When the leaves are removed from the stem, a couple dots of white latex will be visible. Mature Size: Large (>45’ tall) Description: Redpointe® maple is a relatively fast-growing tree tolerant to a wide range of environmental conditions. Will these ants kill my tree? You can also apply fungicide, but you may need a commercial application depending on the size and number of trees that may be affected. Last year there were even more dead leaves, and some of the dead branches were split. I do not notice anything strange on any of the leaves. Get the kind of braces that are covered with rubber or a similar thick, soft material so that they don't dig into the tree. Most leaves have them and they are sprinkled around the bottom portion of the leaf, closest to the stem. cazzart from England , west Yorkshire on April 25, 2011: could anyone help.. Any ideas? I don't think I would use cement though, only because eventually it will crack/pull away from the tree when exposed to the weather after a few years. It doesn't look like tar spot, but the dots look like they're part of the leaf so I am wondering if it is a disease. Hi cindi, The trees are probably under some sort of stress; it could be anything from not enough water to pests or even pesticides being used in the area. I suggest you first visit the following website: http://forestthreats.org/. Thanks for any comment. We have what may be a Japanese maple, about 15 feet tall, in front of our house in eastern Maryland. Call your local Cooperative Extension office to see if they can come out and take a core sample to test. I am devestated! It may also be aphids on the other tree causing the sticky honeydew you are describing. Anthracnose is different from leaf scorch in that the browning occurs in random spots on the leaves and along the veins. Feel free to call your local Cooperative Extension as well- they can tell you if there is a disease or frost damage issue in your area. Prefers moist, acidic soils with good drainage. I would contact a local nursery or arborist to find out what you could use to treat the tree- it probably can be saved, even if it does have anthracnose. Help! Leaves simply die and fall off while the rest of the tree is healthy. Soil is not very well drained, high amounts of clay and low lying, and it has been a very rainy year so far and much of last one too, but the tree has good drainage from where it stands as our yard slopes from there. The Connecticut Agriculture Department's ", Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of California's ". It is a cross between the northern red maple and the silver maple. Nothing quite matches. Your comments please, Hi, we live in central Wisconsin, I have a silver Maple tree in our front yard. If you have verticillium wilt, it lives in the soil and will continue to attack any new maples that you plant. and maple velvet gall (caused by mites; looks like a red velvet patches on leaves; primarily found on silver, Norway and boxelder maples). Posted on November 4, 2020 by . It can make it harder for the tree to get the nutrients that it needs via photosynthesis, depending on how large the lichen is and how much of the tree it covers. Powdery mildew on a soy bean plant. They just seem to dry up and die. What is this? Maple trees can leaf out more than once during a growing season if they are stressed, so hang in there. As for types of trees that do well in high winds- pines usually fit the bill for the conditions you speak of, as do oaks. You can also find a green or brownish green color in the sapwood of affected trees. Acer × freemanii, commonly called Freeman maple, is a hybrid of red maple (A. rubrum) and silver maple (A. saccharinum). It only needs to be applied once a year. approx. The second told us it looked to be the same and that we had a 50/50 chance of bringing it back in the spring if we fertilized in the fall. The dying leaves (almost all at this point) are generally green in colour (even though it is a red maple) but the dead portion is purple and curled under. recently, my neighbor next door told me his maple was just treated for mites. Lots of water and perhaps a little tree fertilizer should help your trees survive the summer. We live in NW Indiana and have several groves of possibly 35 year old silver maples,last summer we took down one with a triple trunk because between the trunks was some kind of nest that formed rather quickly. scientific literature doesn't support this one way or another, General Care of Maples: Managing Phyllosticta Leaf Spot Disease. It affects the tree's vascular system, which usually kills the entire plant. Eventually you should plant the tree in the ground. Hi Mike, Even though you state the tree is being watered well, it still sounds like leaf scorch, which can be remedied by deep watering during periods of dry weather and high winds. The fungus then inches upwards from the root system and infects the trunk of the tree. Recently, a limb broke two inches in diameter. I have a couple autumn blaze maples that started to leaf this spring, but then lost it leaves and now only has leaves on part of the tree on one and almost none on the other. Half of the tree has leaves. they just stay on the limbs too. Answer: Leaves on most maple trees appear green because they absorb a lot of chlorophyll. Fruit:Seedless A seedless hybrid of Red and Silver Maple, its growth rate and form are similar to that of Silver Maple, while its fall color is that of Red Maple. Known in Canada as ‘Morgan’. It is a cross between an Autumn Spire Maple and a Silver Maple. Hi Scott M., I think you are describing Maple Leaf Gall, which is a fungus. Any ideas what this might be? tall. Both trees receive the same care and watering schedule with fertilizer. I hope you have some thoughts and suggestions. Please help as I do not want to lose these wonderful trees. Perfect crimson maple leaf isolated on pure black background Crimson maple leaf. I'm guessing the height of the tree at about 50' and do not know how old it is because I've only lived here 3 years. One example that won’t produce maple tree sprouts from helicopters is the ‘Marmo’ maple (Acer x freemanii ‘Marmo’), which grows in USDA zones 3 through 8. Second, contact your county Cooperative Extension office- they can visit your tree to make a correct diagnosis of the problem. Make sure your tree gets plenty of water during drought periods this year and perhaps use a liquid tree fertilizer or tree fertilizer spikes to help it quickly get over any stress. Clean up leaf debris around the tree's base, Leaves that curl around a dead-looking brown spot, tan or brown spots near the leaves' veins, cankers, dying young branches, and premature leaf loss, Late spring to early summer; especially prevalent during wet periods, Keep tree from sitting in moisture; rake leaf debris; prune affected branches, May require treatment of bugs that carry the fungus; can be brushed off, Appearance is all over the place and can be dictated by region, weather, and other factors, Low (but can indicate more severe diseases), Composite organism made of fungi and algae, Can usually just lift lichens off of the tree; may also prune branches that have it, Wilting or yellowing leaves, often concentrated to one area or side of the tree, July and August, particularly seen after a dry and hot summer, Plant resistant strains, remove the diseased tree, and/or fumigate the soil, Symptoms vary wildly; often looks like mushrooms, can be cankers. What is killing your tree, I believe, is that it has a split trunk, that is splitting even further. I'd like to help this tree before it's shade is completely gone. Additionally, the pot is causing restriction of the roots, which is contributing to the problem. Answer: I don't believe that you damaged or killed the tree. . Charlotte Gerber (author) from upstate New York on August 01, 2010: Hi Brenda, It sounds like you have carpenter ants. It is a cross between the northern red maple and the silver maple. Question: My red maple looks like it’s evenly coated in something shiny. Powdery mildew is like what it sounds like - a white powdery substance on the branches and leaves of a plant. Could you please advise me if there is any treatment I could do to help it? Also, I'm curious as to why one tree sprouts pods (Problematic Tree) and the other one doesn't given the trees are approx. Lichen isn't parasitic, meaning that it doesn't feed off of the thing that it's attached to—unlike mistletoe, for instance, which does feed off the host plant. I really don't want to loose it ... any help would be greatly appreciated. Then, last year, I noticed lots of white, spotty looking fungus on the branches. Each leaf unfolds from a red petiole. Your tree may have much more extensive damage inside, if the carpenter ants have made an appearance. These are two of the problems of this fast-growing maple tree I have seen reported on various locations on the Internet. I've added a photo of them to the slideshow above in my article. EARLY TREE DISEASE??? The infection is often tree-specific, so a strain that affects a sugar maple likely won't affect a Japanese maple. Galls are abnormal structures formed when a plant's hormones mix with an insect's. you should be able to go to the above link, which is another hub of mine and email me there. Powdery mildew doesn't often cause lasting harm to the tree that it's on because it just sits on the top of the leaf (as opposed to getting inside the roots or eating holes in the leaves). This is the escape tunnel. We live in Cincinnati Ohio and we received our trees on time. The affected areas may show small, dark spots and irregularly-shaped leaves with dead or brown areas. The underlying cause of your problem may be related to the amount of sunlight your tree is receiving. This virus causes discolored leaves. Leaf scorch seldom kills trees; deep watering is the recommended treatment. I really want to save the tree. i have noticed that the trees are green and beautiful but the leaves are falling off green like it was fall but all the leaves are green what is happening? This borer tunnels into the center of the tree trunk or a large limb. You can brush the mildew off or apply horticultural oils. On the same branch one leaf could be curling tightly and the one adjacent could be perfect. However nearly all the bark around the tree is pealing off. It doesn't seem to have any long-lasting effects on the places where it grows. Try using a gardening mix that works to protect plants. if the leaves are flacid then it maywell be lack of water, long slow infrequent soakings are the best, glory maples is a common name and these vary in different locations, you are better sticking to the latin names. In extreme cases, a fungicide needs to be applied - check with an arborist/local Cooperative Extension office to find out what fungicide sprays can be used in your area. This strong-growing shade tree combines the brilliant red (and some yellow) fall color of the red maple with the toughness of the silver maple. I'm not sure exactly what may be causing the lesions you speak of. Thank you... Charlotte Gerber (author) from upstate New York on June 12, 2010: Hi Paul and Amber, What someone told you about scraping the injured bark from the tree is true- it is called tracing. You can search by state to find out about the invasive insects in your area, complete with photos and descriptions. The fungi that cause verticillium wilt affect the tree's vascular system and causes symptoms of wilting and yellowing leaves that are concentrated in one particular area. What should I do? Tree has a five year old honey bee colony inside. Young plants susceptible to leafhoppers and scale. Also, don't use concrete to fill a hole. In the meantime, make sure your tree gets watered weekly (minimum) if there isn't any significant rainfall in your area. its slow release, has nitrogen in it, helps to reduce evapotranspiration, helps retain moisture!, protects from cold weather. Carpenter worm infestations are often overlooked. Follow the directions closely using these types of products so you don't burn the tree roots. Alternatively, you may also contact the Cooperative Extension office in your area (the closest one is probably on the OSU campus) to see if someone could come look at your tree to make an on-site diagnosis of the problem. Tolerates urban conditions. Leaf scorch seldom kills trees; deep watering is the recommended treatment. What an informative website! Specimen tree for the lawn, street or park. they don't fall to the ground. Morphology: This deciduous tree grows to a height of 45’ and a width of 15’. The ants aren't responsible for your tree problems though- they're just the cleanup crew when there is honeydew (caused by a tree injury). This in turn produces much smaller leaves. I'm not sure how big this particular hole is- but you can also use pruning wax (available in a can) for filling holes that aren't incredibly huge. Avoid putting any type of paste or tar in the wounds as it only inhibits the healing process from this type of injury. ‘Marmo’ is quite large reaching up to 80’ and 35-40’ wide. Keep tree from sitting in moisture; rake leaf debris; prune affected branches. thank you for your help. In the meantime, help your tree avoid any more stress- give it a mild tree fertilizer (I use Bayer Advanced Tree and Shrub once a year, available at nurseries and WalMart, for example), and be sure it is watered well at least once a week when there isn't sufficient rain. I had thought that the spots had stopped spreading (I don't seem to be getting any more leaves that turn completely brown), but it's recently put out some new leaves, but those too are developing spots. The leaves usually fall off in the early spring, followed by a second set of leaves which also die off. Cultivars are sometimes listed for sale by nurseries under Acer rubrum instead of Acer × freemanii.Genus name is the Latin name for a maple tree.Specific epithet and common name honors Oliver Freeman who first grew A. It's caused by unfavorably dry weather conditions. Charlotte Gerber (author) from upstate New York on June 10, 2010: Hi June, The gall condition won't kill the tree, but it is unsightly. Hi Lizanne, I'm not sure what you're seeing on the leaves of the trees. We live in the suburbs of Chicago and the soil consists of a fair amount of clay. Leaf scorch can be remedied with deep watering during hot or windy conditions. My husband gave me this tree for our 6th Anniversary. The tree started buding several weeks ago but we got some really bad storms and for the last month we have had very windy conditions. It'll look similar on a maple. The University of Hawai'i has created an amazing PDF that explains the mold's lifecycle and is complete with many photos of the mold. The excellent grower elevates at a stellar rate of 3 to 7 feet per year, making it a great choice for homeowners who can’t wait for a 'heightened' yard. What could this be? The leaves look fine, but they are all sticky. Charlotte Gerber (author) from upstate New York on July 03, 2010: Hi Sam, Some maple trees this past spring experienced die back due to a late frost/cold snap. I have noticed that some of my small trees have brown spots on the leaves. Answer: I don't recommend regular wood putty as it shrinks as it dries. This disease can be managed by removing all debris and dead leaves from around the trees before winter, as the fungus that causes it lives in the debris. Hi Natasha, I believe you are describing leaf scorch- the outer perimeter of the leaf becomes dry and brown and the edges curl up. The wood area under the bark apears dry and has pin holes showing. Description : Size/Price: Landscape Uses: Shade, Specimen, 2.0" = $471.00: Parkway/street : 2.5" = $587.00: Height: 40-60 feet : 3.0" = $727.00: Width: 40-50 feet I'm guessing it is a soft spot in a 50 year old tree. This hybrid has the strong branch attachment of the red maple and fast growth rate of the silver maple. About 1 month ago, the tree was staked down and during a storm the top 1/3rd of the tree snapped off as well as a few lower branches. (I'm guessing they were probably around during the Civil War or even earlier). The tree should recover, though it may be a month or so before you see any improvement. ‘Indian Summer’ is most similar to a Red Maple. We have lived in our house in Pennsylvania for 20 years and have never experienced this problem with our trees. When I scratched the surface of the exposed inner bark,orange dust came off. failing that upload the pictures to flickr or picassa and then give me the url's. The exposed tree looks like a bare dead tree in the forest. The second has deep red/purple leaves that now has little yellow spots on the leaves. Doesn't sound unreasonable, but not really sure what the root cause is, so hesitant how best to act. And yes, wait until fall to do the pruning (once the tree has lost most of its leaves). I live in long Island and Have a Maple that is around 30 years old - I have noticed the last 2-3 years that healthy branches are simply dying throughout the summer. "Woodpeckers feed on carpenter worm larvae. If that would make the tree aesthetically unpleasing, you probably should just cut down the tree. Charlotte Gerber (author) from upstate New York on August 29, 2010: Hi Indoor Greenhouse Guy- Thanks for the kudos! Hi Cindy, My neighbor has a similar problem with bees and a hollowed out tree. They offer a great variety of form, size, and foliage; many display striking autumn colour. If your tree has these spots, which then causes leaves to curl in mid-July, it may have a different disease called Anthracnose. If not, it could be leaf scorch, which is like your description, minus the spots. And unlike the silver maple, 'Marmo' is seedless. I bought my house about 4 yrs ago and there's a maple tree in the middle of my backyard. Also I lost two larger sugar maple trees last year. This Spring only about 25% of the tree is leafing out. Over the past few weeks, after a prolonged period of dry and very hot weather in NY, the leaves have turned from red to a greenish brown color and are drooping. Oliver M. Freeman of the National Arboretum made the first controlled crosses between red maple and silver maple in 1933. Good tough tree for Midwest climate. I live in downtown Chicago and for this summer almost all of the maple trees in our neighborhood have developed white spots on the green leaves. It's actually a combination of algae and fungus living symbiotically. In the long term would bracing the trunks help to prevent the splitting? It is sometimes difficult to identify a Freeman hybrid because of the complexity of crosses and backcrosses that may occur. Next, make sure your tree is getting enough water. Your tree is probably healthy - it was just a prime year for seed production. I tend to go along with what an arborist/nursery person would tell you to do, as they would be aware of any local pests/diseases that would affect your trees. This means that transplanting a mature tree may be dangerous to its health. What other info would you like? This stuff seems to be on the lower 1/3 of the tree. Do you know what is wrong? A bark sample is needed to correctly diagnose this disease, so if you suspect this, contact an arborist or your Cooperative Extension office to do this for you. The tree look great in spring,and the first year it seeemd to be limited to only a few branches, but it appeared many of these branches also died after the leaves fell. This red blooming azalea shrub delivers a holiday cheer! Question: A big piece of bark fell off my large silver maple tree. Certain branches are not leafing out anymore and the tree just isn't as full as it used to be. The only thing to be done, other than ignore it, is to treat it with a fungicide. Leaves mature to medium green above and silver-gray beneath. You can find this particular product at your local lawn and garden store or megastore with a garden department. My big question now is whether or not I should spray it. No sign of anything other than a few earwigs around the tree. This typically happens at a spot where the insect feeds on the tree. I soak the ground for about 3 days, once a month during the summer, and it gets water from the lawn sprinklers every third day for approx 20 mins. 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