Maple Trees Not Leafing - Knowledgebase Question

HAGERSTOWN, MD
Question by STEVESAGI
April 20, 2002
THIS IS THE THIRD YEAR FOR OUR 20-25 FOOT MAPLE TREES TO BEGIN LEAFING. 27 OF THE 30 LINING OUR LANE HAD COME TO LIFE THE OTHER THREE DO NOT SEEM TO BE COMING BACK. WHAT COULD CAUSE THIS ? OUR WINTER WAS VERY MILD.


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Answer from NGA
April 20, 2002

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Based on your description, it is impossible to make a definite diagnosis. However, it is possible that cumulative stress is affecting them, particularly the past five years of drought capped by this terribly dry winter. Since you have an avenue of trees and they are large, you might want to consult with a professionally trained and certified arborist to see if that could be the reason. You might also want to make sure there is nothing else at work, meaning a pest or disease problem, that could affect the remaining trees and so you would want to be vigilant. This is the type of thing that can really only be determined based on an onsite inspection. I'm so sorry about your trees.

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