wilted leaves on trees - Knowledgebase Question

Lemont, Il
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Question by mccozz_gsins
June 30, 2010
I have a Japanese Maple that has some wilted leaves -is this due to the rain we've had or is there something I need to spray it with - just some of the leaves are wilted at the ends. Also have a regular maple that leaves are more yellow then green - other maple next to it in the parkway is beautiful - any ideas?

Answer from NGA
June 30, 2010
Yellowing leaves are probably a result of the excessive rainfall. When roots remain too wet they can suffocate. There's not much you can do about the rain but the good news is that the maple will tolerate this minor setback. I'm guessing the maple in the parkway is enjoying better soil drainage for one reason or another. I think your Japanese maple is just reacting to the wet soil, as well. I'm sure both your trees will recover, given time. Best wishes with your landscape.

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