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Q.Maple trees are losing leaves before turning color.

Zone Hammonton, NJ 08217 | Anonymous added on January 11, 2020 | Answered

Why are my maple trees losing their leaves in Aug.- Sept. before any frost and not turning colors? They were always a fantastic display of color, but the last 3-5 years nothing but falling dry leaves. Is there anything that I can do to correct this or are they doomed?

They look beautiful all summer but a do notice some spots on many leaves that fall during strong storms.

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Answered on January 12, 2020

It probably is a leaf spot infection. When the leaves fall and they are left on the ground, the disease can easily be spread the next year. To help alleviate this, clean up and destroy any leaves that fall.

Contact your local extension agent and see if they can identify the exact disease and whether chemical control is needed.

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