Early drop of maple leaves

Asked September 28, 2018, 2:25 PM EDT

A couple of mature maples in my woodland garden have dropped most of their leaves whilst still green. Neighboring maples look normal. Should I be concerned, or is this a function of our crazy wet weather?

Baltimore County Maryland

1 Response

There have been some fungal problems and defoliation due to our wet weather this season. This time of year there are enough reserves in the root system to put out new growth next spring. Just monitor the tree and let us know if you see any new or other unusual symptoms this season or next spring.