Maple Trees
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Sunset maple tree

Zone We live in northwest Indiana. | Anonymous added on April 22, 2016 | Answered

Our Sunset Maple tree top is budded but the lower part is not. The tree is 8 or 9 years old. What can I do to help this tree? Another Maple tree we planted the same time as this one is fine. We noticed last summer some of the lower branches/leaves were not healthy and some leaves looked dried out. We always water with soaker hoses in about a 5 foot radius around tree in summer when there is an extended dry period.

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kh0001
Answered on April 25, 2016

If the other Maple tree is a good distance away from this one, your Sunset Maple could be suffering from Verticillium Wilt.

These articles might help you narrow down exactly what's going on:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/tgen/tree-leafing-problems.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/disease/verticillium-wilt-treatment.htm

Good luck, and let us know if you have any more questions!

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