Sugar Maple Fall Color - Knowledgebase Question

Lancaster, PA
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Question by Ninjabuddy
October 14, 1999
I have 2 Sugar Maple trees that are both 8 years old. In the Fall the leaves turn brown and drop off. I thought they would turn a beautiful yellow/orange. I do not fertilize them at all. Are the trees too young, or do you think something is wrong with them?

Answer from NGA
October 14, 1999
In some cases the fall color display is dependent on the weather that year, in other cases the individual trees determine the quality of the color. However, in my experience true sugar maples should still turn yellow. If they have turned brown every year, perhaps you have a different type of maple.

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