Japanese Maple Trees
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What is wrong with my Japanese Red Maple

Zone Zone 6 | Kdernoga added on June 26, 2015 | Answered

The leaves on the north facing side of the tree are shriveled and dying. The leaves on the south facing side are fine. I also noticed that the bark on the northeast side is pulling away from the trunk. There has been plenty of rain.

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on June 27, 2015

Are you seeing any signs of insects or disease on the leaves or trunk?
This could be a wood boring infestation issue.
You could try treating with Neem Oil. I would remove any dead material and dispose of it to prevent spreading any disease.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/japanese-maple/japanese-maple-problems.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/japanese-maple/japanese-maple-care.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/tgen/peeling-bark-on-trees.htm

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