Maple Trees
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Maple tree’s bark has separated and starting to fall off, can we save it?

Zone 65501 | coachamc added on August 5, 2019 | Answered

The bark seemed to have cracked first, now separating and falling off. The leaves have started to turn red and fall off. Is there a way to save it? Will whatever is wrong spread to other trees?

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BushDoctor
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Answered on August 6, 2019

Silver Maples have a natural tendency to fall off. I see that this is a Red Maple, or Hybrid. This means that peeling bark may be fine for this species, but it can signify some environmental stress or disease. These articles will help:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/maple/maple-tree-bark-disease.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/tgen/peeling-bark-on-trees.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/info/using-fungicides-in-garden.htm

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