When I worked as an editor of a gardening channel, people often asked me how to identify and address common maple tree pests, diseases, and problems. Now the waiting game begins- most maples can leaf more than once when they are stressed, so your tree may show improvement by July. Where the leaves curl it can be just the "toes" of the leaf or the whole leaf. Hi Mike, Even though you state the tree is being watered well, it still sounds like leaf scorch, which can be remedied by deep watering during periods of dry weather and high winds. I took some photos today of our tree and the leaves but could not figure out how to attach them to my posting so I thought I would add a more detailed verbal description. Last year there were even more dead leaves, and some of the dead branches were split. The tree is leafing well but not growing good. Sapstreak isn't easy to catch because it mainly affects the inside of the tree. The fungi that cause verticillium wilt affect the tree's vascular system and causes symptoms of wilting and yellowing leaves that are concentrated in one particular area. It has photos and contact information if you suspect an infestation in your trees. The only problem I can foresee with this is continuous high winds. Maple Insects & Diseases. The spots first appear as small yellow spots in June. This disease can be managed by removing all debris and dead leaves from around the trees before winter, as the fungus that causes it lives in the debris. Woodpeckers trying to catch a borer larva sometimes make a line of several holes in the bark over the feeding tunnel. The leaves have numerous small holes in them as if they are being eaten by insects. We've had a wet spring, so I've watered only after a couple days of dry weather using Miracle Grow and other types of fertilizer. Most leaves have them and they are sprinkled around the bottom portion of the leaf, closest to the stem. thank you for your help. Dieback generally around the crown; external signs appear long after the tree has been infected, Try to prevent the roots from getting damaged or wounded; some trees recover for no apparent reason, Ten to brown spots with a purple or red center. Please check this link from the US National Forest Service: www.na.fs.fed.us/fhp/alb/. If you see shelf-like fungal growths on your tree (which signals heart rot), call an arborist or your local Cooperative Extension office for an on-site inspection. So this infection isn't necessarily a death sentence. Tree borer insects cause affected parts of trees to slowly weaken as their chewing severs vital transport tissues. To look at it from any angle other than while standing under the canopy, the tree looks full & healthy. Leaf loss is seldom enough to affect tree health. Yes, I suspect the weather is the reason behind your tree's condition. It is caused by dry … I’m guessing, based on what I’ve read, that the roots are compacted. Charlotte Gerber (author) from upstate New York on August 08, 2010: Hi Peter, You could brace the tree- what you would need is a brace for each side of the tree, so one would be gently pulling one side of the split to bring it together, and the other would be pulling the other side of the split. Is this normal or diseased. This borer tunnels into the center of the tree trunk or a large limb. Don’t have a shell, instead they secrete a cotton-like or waxy substance over their bodies for protection 5. I was told it could be Anthracnose, but uncertain how to treat it or if it is treatable this late in the season? Also, don't use concrete to fill a hole. About a 3/4 of the tree has sparsh leaves and then 1/4 has no leaves at all (about 2 large branches on the same side). Lichen can be found on many maple varieties, but it's more commonly seen on mature trees. My maple leaves are much smaller, for example, because the initial set of leaves were hit by frost right before they opened. Our well established maple tree has developed an orange-sized black moist spot on one of its exposed roots. Rest assured, your tree will recover from scorch. It is best to trim the roots and limbs when the tree is in a dormant stage (early spring and late fall after the leaves have fallen off). It won't kill the tree. I'm pretty sure it's anthracnose and have been picking up any fallen leaves. Hi cindi, The trees are probably under some sort of stress; it could be anything from not enough water to pests or even pesticides being used in the area. I have a maple tree in my back yard. Some branches are dying and fall off during heavy winds. Four years back our newly constructed home came with two maple trees in our front yard. AnthracnoseAnthracnose (Discula spp., Kabatiella apocrypta) is a name for a group of diseases caused by several closely related fungi that attack many of our finest shade trees. It only needs to be applied once a year. In some cases—especially with house plants—propagators actually select infected plants since consumers like the way that the infection looks. Any ideas why? I have seen cement used but it would take a very large amount. I am suspicious that I have some form of insect boring intop the branches (based on looking at a couple of these branches where they final broke off - This usmmer a health brach came down and you could see where something had basically cut it through part way - Lookinf for suggestions if there are any on treating the tree to keep this from continuing - the tree is starting to look thin. I'm in the mid-west and temps are in the upper 80's -90's. So now the cars and deck are covered with sticky sap. should I spray the tree for the insect? You can let the mildew sit, and it may resolves itself. The damage done by this disease is mainly cosmetic. To counter this, try using a mild fertilizer (I use Bayer Advanced Tree and Shrub)- you only need to use it once a year. a fine powder-like mildew that covers leaves; white-ish in color, Summer; thrives in greenhouse-like conditions (humid and hot). This typically happens at a spot where the insect feeds on the tree. Charlotte Gerber (author) from upstate New York on September 18, 2010: Hi Mary, Here are several things to consider: Leaves that are dry and curl up around the edges usually have sunscald. is there any environment changes around the tree and its canopy or root system? Red Maple Pests. Feel free to call your local Cooperative Extension as well- they can tell you if there is a disease or frost damage issue in your area. When you touch them they are sticky. Currently there are several species of beetle that are invading maple and ash trees, killing them in large numbers. We have a separate bloodgood acer which used to be in the far corner of the garden. Everything seemed to be fine but now most of the leaves are dead (dry up and turn brown) on one of the larger trees and the other one has lost a lot of the leaves in the top 1/3 of the tree. Plus, the additional weight may not be good for the tree. The adult’s abdomen is also orange. There are several damaging maple tree diseases and pests. Eggs, found on leaves, the seed pods of boxelder trees, and in ground vegetation, are yellow and clustered in groups that begin to redden as the nymph devel… If you're worried about your trees, a tree surgeon is a good idea. Answer: I would recommend calling your local Cooperative Extension for identification of the eggs you discovered on the tree bark. If so how long before you see results and would it work on huge trees? The tree is about 16 years old and over the last months started to loose the outer bark from the trunk and also some of leaves (some of the branches are leafless now). I have a maple tree that has the Maple Spindle Gall. scientific literature doesn't support this one way or another, General Care of Maples: Managing Phyllosticta Leaf Spot Disease. Charlotte Gerber (author) from upstate New York on August 29, 2010: Hi Indoor Greenhouse Guy- Thanks for the kudos! They can be identified by falling major limbs with dark tunnels visible at the break, sawdust at the base of the tree, and an opening plugged with wet sawdust Fungus feeding fruit flies, and dried fruit beetles were seen feeding in large numbers on carpenter worm openings. I'm afraid of over watering because I don't want to possibly rot out the roots. The discoloration generally ranges from pale white to vibrant yellow. Personally, I've had luck with Bayer Advanced Tree and Shrub (available at WalMart and other similar stores in the garden section) for my maples. I thought this would go away with summer but I think it is getting worse. Part of the root had been exposed and damaged and grass had grown right up the root. Can these be termites and if so is there any way to save this tree before it is totally eaten up? Once a tree is infected, the disease survive the winter in infected branches and then spread when the wind carries its spores to surrounding trees. I am ready to give up.....help! You can also resort to fungicides (both natural and chemical) to help fight it. In the long term would bracing the trunks help to prevent the splitting? Same thing happened, lost the leaves and then the trees died. Sounds like you're the go to guy for maple problems! The reason the leaves are dying is because of the stress, and probably lack of water, due to the split. Alternatively, the Japanese maple is susceptible to two other problems that cause similar leaf problems: aphids (visible on the underside of leaves), which leave a sticky residue - I use Bayer Advanced Tree and Shrub, as it kills sucking insects and fertilizes at the same time. Then, last year, I noticed lots of white, spotty looking fungus on the branches. This tree is planted next to a green maple that has no residue. The leaves are very small but the tree is quite dense, the leaves have curled from the tips and the tree looks like its dying. I have a sugar maple that is 60 feet tall. Our 5 year old Maple started losing leaves in the center of the trunk about 6 weeks ago. Insecticides containing permethrin or bifenthrin are frequently marketed for borer insect control. You probably only have one option, which is cutting off one of the trunks that developed in the Y. With their bright red or yellow leaves glowing during this time of year, maple trees are one of the most impressive trees in fall. You can also find a green or brownish green color in the sapwood of affected trees. Any ideas what this might be? The fungus overwinters on fallen leaves, then infects the upper surfaces of leaves in spring during moist conditions. I don't see anything inside the globs which are about the size of a dime. Unfortunately, trees with root rot usually can't be salvaged and need to be cut down to prevent injuring people or damaging property. To treat mealy bugs/scale, I've found the easiest way is to use Bayer Advanced Tree and Shrub. If this is the only problem you notice, the tree may sprout a second set of leaves this summer, but they will be smaller than those on the "good side" of the tree. Many thanks in advance - Annie. never seen this before. or is it slowly dying? I have a lot of maple trees were i live and like Lizzannae the small trees that are only around a year old and only have a few leaves. If so, it won't kill your tree, it is just unattractive. Failure to control verticillium wilt can kill your tree, so it is important to correctly identify the disease and quickly remedy the problem. Answer: Leaves on most maple trees appear green because they absorb a lot of chlorophyll. Verticillium WiltMaple wilt, also called Verticillium wilt, is a common and serious disease of maples. Care for your own trees with our 3-step do-it-yourself maintenance kit. Hi Mike, I suspect, based on your location, that your maple was anothr casualty of this year's late frost. Sapstreak is a fatal disease; infected trees do not recover. As for your tree not growing as fast as you think it should, many maples this year and last were stressed because of the late frost that hit them. . Hi -- I have a red maple about 60 years old. The main symptoms are yellow, relatively-smaller sized leaves and dark brown or black tree roots. Go ahead, get a bottle of it and get an application on the ground ASAP. Most common tree victims of cankerworms: Elm, oak, apple, maple, linden, beech, cherry, hickory and ash. This condition typically occurs when trees experience long periods of cold, wet weather. Since you're actually losing trees to this I really think you should call your county Cooperative Extension office and request that they come inspect your trees. I read most of the comments above and have not found any mention of similar problems. Verticillium Wilt Maple wilt, also called Verticillium wilt, is a common and serious disease of maples. The holidays bogged me down! Could you please advise me if there is any treatment I could do to help it? I don't think your tree is dying- it just needs a little extra care. Trees usually recover from this condition when they're heavily watered (10-15 mins) every 3-4 days when there is no rain. I cut the top cleanly at a downward angle and began watering daily. The dying leaves (almost all at this point) are generally green in colour (even though it is a red maple) but the dead portion is purple and curled under. I have a large old Maple that has a large hole from where a large branch came off and it is filled with large black ants. Your tree should rebound by mid-July; maple trees are generally very hardy. I really want to save the tree. Bacterial leaf scorch (red maple) Leaf margins on localized, individual branches brown in mid- to late July. Hi Mary, There are several beetles that may be responsible, or they could be carpenter ants (which wouldn't kill your tree, they're attracted to the honeydew). While it can be treated with a fungicide, it usually needs to be done by a professional, especially if the tree is large. Adults, the stage most often seen in homes, are dark with three distinct orange or red stripes, the first centered behind its head, the other two running along the sides of its body. If possible, get this tree planted ASAP in an area with as little wind as possible. One of the worst diseases that your tree can get is verticillium wilt. Powdery mildew is like what it sounds like - a white powdery substance on the branches and leaves of a plant. The leaves look fine, but they are all sticky. Although these insects can cause problems with maple trees, they do not cause serious injury. Carpenterworms (Prionoxystus robiniae) are wood-boring insects that attack maple trees. ... Other host plants that are usually only slightly affected include linden (basswood), tulip tree, hickory, birch, and walnut. is the soil type the same in their different locations? The tree was losing leaves in July, now they are 60% or more gone. While I hate to sound like a broken record lately, I've been using the Bayer Advanced Tree and Shrub to treat my maples and other plants that were hit with the late frost. Native to parts of Asia, the beetle is believed to have arrived in North America in the wooden packing material used in cargo shipments from China. About 1/2 inch long, it’s dark wings cross along its back. Usually, native borers (like the bronze birch borer) seek out trees that are already stressed, i.e., by drought, disease, or maybe a pruning injury. Charlotte Gerber (author) from upstate New York on June 11, 2010: Hi MelissaJ, The damaged root could be the source of the problem with the one side of the tree. Anthracnose can be controlled by removing dead leaves from the base of your trees in the fall. My husband did tree spikes in the drip line and broadcast fertilizer in the fall. In addition, try using a one-time application of a tree fertilizer to help your tree recover more quickly. In my own experience, this has helped me to eliminate a variety of landscape pests including aphids. Depending on the variety, maples are used for rough construction or in the making of fine furniture. My big question now is whether or not I should spray it. Otherwise, problem indicators you should look for include insects and insect damage, and cracks or other damage to the bark of the tree- these indicate other problems that would require treatment. I would take a "wait and see" approach if the rest of the tree appears to be in good health, and it was healthy overall last year. Charlotte Gerber (author) from upstate New York on June 10, 2010: Hi June, The gall condition won't kill the tree, but it is unsightly. Do you have any idea what this could be? Your tree may have much more extensive damage inside, if the carpenter ants have made an appearance. Aphids can be scary. However nearly all the bark around the tree is pealing off. The sap dripped profusely where we cut the two branches, and the next day the bark turned black. Weather conditions such as low moisture, high temperatures, and dry wind, Ensure that tree is well watered; apply mulch to help with water retention, White to yellow discoloration that's often kaleidoscopic looking, Summer (thought to be spread by the whitefly, whose population peaks in the summer). Finally, lots of dead leaves that aren't falling from the branches may signal verticilium wilt, which is a devastating tree disease. When I scratched the surface of the exposed inner bark,orange dust came off. the same age. Get the kind of braces that are covered with rubber or a similar thick, soft material so that they don't dig into the tree. Maple petiole borer larva next to damaged stem (petiole) of a sugar maple leaf. We have three Maples at the end of our garden and I think they're about 30 years old. they just stay on the limbs too. Leaves higher up and near the tops are slowly shriveling up and dying. All my research says the tree is stressed, but I cannot figure out why. I don't know much about trees but I'm worried about them. Should I try to get rid of them and if yes, how do I go aboput it? It's caused by a fungal pathogen in the genus Rhytisma. Maple petiole borers do not affect the health of the tree or its appearance. If it isn't raining frequently, give the tree a good watering at least once a week. Charlotte Gerber (author) from upstate New York on December 08, 2010: Hi Tammy, Some years are just better years for seed production than in others. Both trees receive the same care and watering schedule with fertilizer. Maple spindle gall (left) and maple bladder gall (right) are common cosmetic issues that plague maples. Hi, I've been planting sugar maples (small 18-24 inch saplings) on my property in Michigan for 5 years. I have a couple autumn blaze maples that started to leaf this spring, but then lost it leaves and now only has leaves on part of the tree on one and almost none on the other. The tree looks so good but how can it survive? This is the second year I have noticed this. approx. Over time, they may girdle trees or weaken branches to the point that they break under pressure. As time goes on, the fungus eventually affects the outward portions of the tree, such as the branches and leaves. I was wondering if their might be other options? Where can I send a picture to? they don't fall to the ground. Plant resistant strains. You can treat trees with Bayer Advanced 12 month Tree and Shrub Insect Control. Next, I would make sure that the tree gets enough water if you don't have a lot of rainfall- your tree will need this kind of TLC all summer. It could be bird droppings. The female lays her eggs on the leaves by burrowing into the leaf (this can result in brown scars on it). Hi Patty and Sally, I think the two of you have the same problem- mealy bugs or scale insects. . About three years ago, it started losing some of its bark, just flaking off. Alternatively, you could contact a beekeeper who may be interested in the bees, then cut down the tree (though they would be "wild" bees). They'll go away once the tree starts healing. Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum) I haven't seen anyone else here with this problem. Dead major limbs could identify borer infestations.". I live in Dallas ,Texas and have a red maple that we planted four years ago and blooms great every year however this spring as of today I am still awaiting leaves. 2 ft diameter)on our property got some kind of whitish mildew on the leaves and the next year the tree was 100% dead. Make sure to follow the instructions carefully! A Japanese maple is a glorious specimen tree. many thanks for your blog it is great! Your comments please, Hi, we live in central Wisconsin, I have a silver Maple tree in our front yard. You can also apply fungicide, but you may need a commercial application depending on the size and number of trees that may be affected. Thanks in advance, Jeff in central valley CA. Tar SpotThese dramatic but inconsequential diseases of numerous maple species cause small to almost one-inch diameter tar-like spots on leaves. Hi Susannah, Unless all of the leaves are wilted, or the leaves are dead around the edges and curling, I'd go ahead and apply the fungicide. Any suggestions? Provide it with more sunlight, and the leaves will turn back to a purple shade. Scorch symptoms are light brown or tan dead areas between leaf veins or around the leaf margins. I soak the ground for about 3 days, once a month during the summer, and it gets water from the lawn sprinklers every third day for approx 20 mins. If so, contact an arborist as the tree may be structurally unsound, and may possibly fall over in the next windstorm. Maple tree insects vary in what can control them. I desparately need your help please: I suspect that our maple tree has antracanosis. This spring it has yet to leaf out. As for the red/black spots, I agree - they're probably galls and those don't cause the leaking sap problem, nor will they kill your tree. Is this occurring from a lack of water? Once the tree has begun healing, the sap will stop and the ants will disappear. Cleaning fallen leaves in the autumn can help reduce the amount of fungus that overwinters. I am not sure if it is related but a few years ago another large apparently healthy bigleaf maple (a local native species. The rest looked like it was starting to get buds, yet when I climbed the ladder and touched them, the buds seem dry and just fall off. What other info would you like? The tree should recover, though it may be a month or so before you see any improvement. (I could forward you some pictures if these could be of any). Targets: Linden, crape myrtle, flowering crabapple, Norway maple, Japanese maple, flowering cherry, elm, sycamore, black … Will these ants kill my tree? The the trunk is >1 ft in diamter and has a split trunk (i.e two main stems from the base). Shade tree borers include a number of insects species that develop underneath the bark of woody plants. We live in NW Indiana and have several groves of possibly 35 year old silver maples,last summer we took down one with a triple trunk because between the trunks was some kind of nest that formed rather quickly. The spots can also appear on the seeds (samaras). All our other Norway's on the property are doing fine. We have a very large 40-50 year old Norway maple in our back yard. You can search by state to find out about the invasive insects in your area, complete with photos and descriptions. 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