Help my maple tree

Asked July 12, 2019, 10:34 AM EDT

What can I do to prevent death?

Wicomico County Maryland maple trees abiotic issues tree maple leaves browning at edges

5 Responses

The browning tree edges suggest a root problem. It could be over-watering or lack of water. Or something else. We need to see more photos to give you a good diagnosis.

Please send photos of the entire tree, including the base.

More information about the tree would be helpful, too, such as age, any construction in the area, water conditions, sunlight, etc.

Ellen

The browning tree edges suggest a root problem. It could be over-watering or lack of water. Or something else. We need to see more photos to give you a good diagnosis.

Please send photos of the entire tree, including the base.

More information about the tree would be helpful, too, such as age, any construction in the area, water conditions, sunlight, etc.

Ellen

Here are more photos of the tree. It is about a year old at this location. Full sun, adjacent to farm land, no construction nearby. Located east of Salisbury. It is getting worse an may be too late. Any help would be appreciated.

Here are more photos of the tree. It is about a year old at this location. Full sun, adjacent to farm land, no construction nearby. Located east of Salisbury. It is getting worse an may be too late. Any help would be appreciated.

Yes, your tree is not looking good. If this is a transplant (not from a nursery container), it may have lost roots during the transplanting, which is impacting it now.
No obvious disease or insects.

We cannot see the tree's "flare" at the bottom, where the trunk goes into the soil The trunk should not be straight like a lollipop as it goes into the ground. This means it may be planted too deeply, and that can kill a plant. You may want to dig a bit of that soil away from the tree trunk base until you've exposed the flare.

We're having a drought. Newly establishing trees need supplemental watering during dry periods for at least the first 2 years. This means spring through fall. We often have fall droughts. Water deeply when you water.

Ellen

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