Top Questions About Red Maple Trees

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Questions About Red Maple Trees

Asked by
Poljoy on
April 2, 2014

Q. We have rubbery mushroom type fungus on red maple

These are small with leaves which roll up and you can unroll them, but they spring right back again. They are brown in colour and only small as yet. The tree is in a bed against the garage wall in a south facing garden. We have red and green Japanese maples further along the bed, which are thriving and have been for many years. They are not on the roots, but in the first foot from the ground.

Answered by
theficuswrangler on
April 2, 2014
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This article might help you: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/maple/maple-tree-bark-disease.htm
You also could take a sample of the growth to a local extension service; They might give you more specific information. This link will help you locate one: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/extension-search/

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Asked by
Anonymous on
May 13, 2014

Q. Tree Didn’t Leaf

Approximate 7 year old Royle Red Maple tree did not leaf this year. It has buds on it. Is there anything I could do to help? I have 9 more that are doing fine.

Answered by
Nikki on
November 30, -0001
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This article will help with common reasons for trees not leafing out: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/tgen/tree-leafing-problems.htm

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Asked by
DSkipper on
June 20, 2014

Q. Red maple trees

Looks like something has eaten the bark off the limbs in several places. What might be the problem? Do squirrels eat bark? Is it a disease?

Answered by
theficuswrangler on
June 21, 2014
A.

I don't think squirrels eat bark, but they might peel some off the tree if there were something tasty t eat underneath. This article has some insights into peeling bark: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/tgen/peeling-bark-on-trees.htm
Since this could be potentially a serious problem, you could take some bark samples to the Extension Service for analysis and recommendation. This link will help you locate one: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/extension-search/

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Asked by
globayer on
June 22, 2014

Q. japanese red maple tree

The leaves have yellow spots on some of the leaves. What does it need to correct it? Thank you.

Answered by
theficuswrangler on
June 22, 2014
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The most important thing is to learn what is causing the yellow spots, whether a disease, insect, or mineral imbalance. The simplest thing is to take leaf and soil samples to the nearest Extension Service office for analysis and recommendation. This link will help you locate one: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/extension-search/

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Asked by
Anonymous on
November 12, 2014

Q. Fertilizing a garden

A neighbor of mine fertilizes his splendid vegetable garden with the leaves off his cherry trees in fall. I have a blood maple in my front yard and plan to mulch the maple leaves and use them as fertilizer for my vegetable garden. Is that advisable since maple leaves are different from cherry tree leaves?

Answered by
Nikki on
November 12, 2014
Certified Expert
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Maple leaves should be wonderful for your garden. As the leaves are a little larger, you may want to pile them up and run them over with a lawn mower to help cut them up a little. It is not necessary but will help them break down faster once they are placed in the garden.

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Asked by
Liz Law on
December 3, 2014

Q. red acer

My 5 year old large acer has got a orange coloured growth on the trunk and some branches, and it appears to be killing it. Is there anything I can do to save it?

Answered by
theficuswrangler on
December 4, 2014
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From this angle, it looks like some kind of scale. If it is scale, you will be able to scrape the little yellow things off with your fingernail. There are several types that can attack Japanese maple. These articles have a lot of information on the pest: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/insects/control-plant-scale.htm http://www.ipm.ucdavis.edu/PMG/PESTNOTES/pn7408.html.
Of course, the best thing to do is to get an identification from an expert, who will also be able to advise you on the best treatment available to you where you live. You can call up a certified arborist.
If you're in the US, you can access the Extension Service in your area https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/info/what-is-extension-service.htm
In the UK you have the Master Gardeners: http://mastergardeners.org.uk/get-involved/find-your-nearest-master-gardener/
Elsewhere, you can find the Master Gardeners, or a similar organization, through any botanical garden.

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Asked by
tressa.zepeda on
April 16, 2015

Q. Newly planted red maple not budding out

We planted a red maple last October in North Texas. This spring, it has started to leaf out, but then about half of the leaves died. It doesn’t seem to be recovering. Just today, I have watered with fish emulsion, but wondered if there is anything else I can do. Thanks for your help!!

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
April 17, 2015
Certified Expert
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Did you have a dip in temperatures after the tree had began leafing out?
Since it was a newly planted tree were you maintaining a regular watering schedule to establish the root system?

If the branches or limbs are still pliable they are most likely still alive, if they dry and become brittle they have died off.
I would not give up yet, but continue to care for the tree with regular watering.
Best of luck.

Here is a link about Red Maple Trees

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/maple/care-of-red-maple-trees.htm

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