Japanese Maple

Asked October 4, 2017, 2:28 PM EDT

My well established Red Leaf Japanese Maple is struggling. I would like to find someone with knowledge to help with this problem

Montgomery County Maryland stressed maple tree ornamental japanese maple

1 Response

Japanese maples are beautifully ornamental, but can need some special care to do well. It has been very dry for the last month and some are suffering some scorching on their leaves, as their roots are shallow. Drip irrigation or supplemental water in times of drought is helpful.
(It hasn't rained since about mid-September in our area).
There are also diseases and insects that these trees are susceptible to.
We'd suggest having a tree health expert come to you and do an on-site evaluation of all the factors, and make suggestions for treatment. These experts, called Certified Arborists can be found by searching at www.treesaregood.org