Re: My two autumn blaze maples: 1. Why are my leaves staying green and not...

Asked October 13, 2013, 4:41 PM EDT

Re: My two autumn blaze maples: 1. Why are my leaves staying green and not turning into a beautiful autumn color yet? 2. Why are there cracks in the trunks - what can I do? Please help...Thanks.

Isanti County Minnesota

1 Response

Have the trees provided good autumn color in the past? If so, color may still develop. Predicted cooler nights might hasten the change.

Otherwise, consider the information in the answer to the second question at the following University of North Dakota bulleltin:
http://www.ext.nodak.edu/extnews/hortiscope/tree/redmaple.htm


Visit the following website to learn about cracks in trunks, what causes them and what can be done to prevent them:

Cracks in the Trunk, Sun Scald
http://extension.missouri.edu/extensioninfonet/article.asp?id=1806