Our 2nd year dwarf Japanese Maple tree has done really well, but this year, when we returned home from vacation in early May, we noticed that a number of leaves look almost burned. A friend said there was a bad frost when we were gone. Could this have done that and should we just remove the bad leaves, or is there more we can do?
Dwarf Japanese Maple Tree
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Yes, a frost would have damaged any new leaves on the plant. It takes them a little bit to build up a weather tolerance and if a frost happens before they do, it will kill the leaves. Remove just the leaves and there is a good chance the branch will regrow them.