strange attachments to young (4 foot) maple

Asked June 7, 2018, 10:44 PM EDT

I have attached a photo of the leaves of a maple we planted last year. Can you help me with what is all over the leaves? I'd like to save this tree. The growths/bugs are pretty small, but not tiny. They are between 1-4 mm. Thank you!

Baltimore County Maryland insect issues galls maple galls maple tree

1 Response

These are galls, often caused by insects. Leaf galls are not harmful to your tree. Here is info from our website: https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/shade-tree-galls

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