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Q.Dead Leaves Left On Maple Tree Last Fall/winter, Will They Get Pushed Off When New Spring Leaves Come On?

Zone santa maria, CA 93454 | Anonymous added on March 9, 2021 | Answered

I have only lived in this house for 2 years, so I do not know what kind of maple tree this is, it is not huge but each year it leaves its dead leaves on the branches, the first year I pulled them off, (quite an undertaking) and this year i did not, and where there is limbs that were bear near the top the reddish leaves are starting to come out, I’m worried, should I try to strip the other branches now? It has been unusually warm here in Santa Maria, CA

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Answered on March 11, 2021

It looks like a Japanese maple and you don't have to remove the leaves. They should eventually drop and be replaced by new leaves.


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