Maple Tree

Asked June 4, 2018, 2:15 PM EDT

We have a mature, approximately 50', maple tree in our yard. This past Saturday we noticed the leaves throughout the tree were turning black and curling up. Some seem to start in the veins and some start on the tips. We live about 1/4 mile from the Lake MI lakeshore. I am attaching pictures. We also noticed it of our weeping cherry tree which I will send in a separate attachment.

Thank you. Robin Rash


Oceana County Michigan

1 Response

It appears that your maple tree is infected with a fungal disease called anthracnose, a relatively common disease. The effects are usually minor on mature trees. Because the fungal spores overwinter on fallen leaves, it is important to rake up and destroy them. Here is information on maple anthracnose: