black edges on leaves - Knowledgebase Question

Pearl River, LA (Zone 8B)
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Question by carries9169
May 23, 2005
we recently purchased 4 red maple trees, two of them have black edges around the leaves. what causes this? could i be watering them too much?


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Answer from NGA
May 23, 2005
Carrie,

It could be from a brief dry spell or from fertilizer burn from an overapplication. If the browning happened after transplanting it may be transplant shock from which the plant should recover over time. Keep the soil in the original root ball area moist but not soggy wet.

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