Maple Trees

Dying Maple Tree


Mrobert928 added on June 18, 2011 | Answered

Are my maple trees dying? They have bark that is falling off. I have two maple trees that are about 3 to 5 years old and they now are showing some bark damage and look like they are slowly rotting away. I see a few more similar in my neighborhood, some are leaveless -- one individual has a black plastic bag around the base (duck taped over the spots). Is there anything I can do to save/repair mine? I have attached a link to some pictures of the two trees. I didn't notice the bark spot until this year and the leaves are starting to brown as well. To veiw pictures just paste this link: https://picasaweb. google.com/107731967818540907621/SicklyMapleTree?authkey=Gv1sRgCNWk8rzJ2rmaVg&feat=directlink Thanks, Mark


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Heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on June 22, 2011

It looks like canker, but there are several kinds of canker it could be. This article outlines the most common:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/maple/maple-tree-bark-disease.htm

With most tree diseases, it is best to have a professional come and look at it as they can be difficult to diagnose without seeing the tree in person.

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