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Q.Japanese Maple Issue

Zone East coast Scotland | RobGina added on June 6, 2023 | Answered

Maple has come out with patchy leaf growth and leaves that have come out are in poor state. White patches on bark of tree.

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Answered on June 6, 2023

Those patches on the bark will be unrelated, and are what is known as a Lichen. They are harmless, and only taking advantage of a good spot. That good spot, happens to be diseased trees! This appears that it could be bacterial. General fungicides can, usually, help.




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