new growth on my autumn blaze maple

Asked July 13, 2017, 10:48 AM EDT

Seems to be getting eaten by something. What can I do please.

Hennepin County Minnesota

4 Responses

You have not given us enough information. Age/size of tree/photos please.

Did you get the pictures I sent you?

My Autumn Blaze Maple is about 12 years old and about 30 feet tall.

The small amount of damage to leaves is nothing to worry about. It could have been any number of caterpillars/worms/beetles, etc. There are only a few leaves damaged. That will not affect the health of the tree. You should never treat unless you can actually see the critter and then only if it is going to cause damage to the health of your plant. Spraying just a general insecticide probably will not get the insect that caused the damage because they are gone but could affect bees and other beneficial insects.