Japanese Maple Trees
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Japanese maple

Zone 60015 | Statszam2 added on May 3, 2017 | Answered

Our beautiful tree came back this spring however only half of the branches have leaves. Is the tree dying?

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    Downtoearthdigs
    Certified GKH Gardening Expert
    Answered on May 5, 2017

    Check the branches that are bare, do they bend or snap off?

    You can scratch the bark on the bare branches. Live branches should show green and healthy tissue.
    Winter damage does occur with a Japanese Maple
    These links have more information.

    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/tgen/tree-scratch-test.htm
    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/japanese-maple/japanese-maple-winter-damage.htm
    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/japanese-maple/japanese-maple-care-pruning.htm

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