Japanese Maple Trees

My Japanese Maple Has Frost Damage

jdoyle added on April 15, 2012 | Answered

My Japanese maple got hit by a hard frost. The temp. got in the mid 20's. I covered it but I think it was too late. The leaves are drying up and turning brown. They were a nice deep red. What can I do to help it? This tree means a lot to me and my family, it is only two years old. PLEASE HELP!!!!

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Answered on April 16, 2012

I would wait to see if they grow new leaves. Also, once the threat of frost is over, you can remove the brown/dead leaves. As long as the stems and branches are still alive, they will grow new leaves. This article will help you determine if the plant is still alive:

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