Our Autumn Glory Maple has this split in the trunk and more on another side....

Asked September 9, 2017, 3:52 PM EDT

Our Autumn Glory Maple has this split in the trunk and more on another side. Do we need to treat? It also has black blotches on the leaves. Cause? Treatment? Thanks

Seneca County Ohio maple trees

1 Response

The spots are a fungus called tar spot. Read more here http://bygl.osu.edu/index.php/node/525

The splits in the trunk can be caused by a number of issues but many of them there is no treatment for as they are more weather related.