Asked June 29, 2017, 10:56 PM EDT

I have a maple tree that I planted three summers ago. Every spring the tree blooms perfectly fine and the leaves come out perfect but about this time of year the leaves start to brown like the attached photo until they basically die off. It seems like sometimes i do notice some new growth after awhile. I keep thinking it's going to die permanantly but the next spring it comes back fine. Any idea on what the issue is? Thank you.

Big Stone County Minnesota

1 Response

Scorched leaf margins is usually a sign of water stress. The tree needs an inch of water a week, unless it is getting more than that and then it might be being over watered. Keep the tree watered, don't fertilize it and mulch under it out to the drip line to help it recover from being transplanted.