Answer: Based on your description I am not able to diagnose what is wrong with your tree. It could be related to the oscillating spring temperatures damaging some of the new growth or buds, or it might be a disease or insect problem, or even possibly the result of root damage or lingering effects of drought in previous years. I would strongly suggest you consult with your Maryland extension for assistance in diagnosing the problem and then based on knowing that determine what to do for the tree. Here is their contact information:
Alternatively, you could consult on site with a professionally trained and certified arborist with experience in ornamental trees. Good luck with your maple!
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