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Sig55
Sep 14, 2019 4:58 PM CST
I have a summer maple that has spots on it leaves, is it a fungus?
If so what do I use to control or kill it?
Here in Alabama it is dry do I water it twice a week 3 gallons each watering.
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Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Sep 14, 2019 7:20 PM CST
Welcome!

In a pot? Or in the ground? How big is the tree? How long have you had it? Maybe you could post a photo of the entire tree? If its in a pot, pot too.
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Alabama
Sig55
Sep 14, 2019 7:36 PM CST
Daisyl my tree is about 15 feet tall and has been in the ground for a little over a year. I water it 2 times a week because it is dry season here in Alabama. Sunday I will take a full picture of it and post it. The tree is about 2 inches in diameter.
Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Sep 14, 2019 8:06 PM CST
Three gallons of water twice a week is not enough water. About once a week, put a small sprinkler under the tree and turn the water on high enough that the sprinkler water covers to just outside the drip line of the tree. Let the water run until it starts to puddle. That will be enough water.
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Alabama
Sig55
Sep 14, 2019 8:52 PM CST
thanks Daisyl I will Increase the water amount for tree.
Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Sep 14, 2019 9:03 PM CST
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Alabama
Sig55
Sep 15, 2019 8:39 AM CST
Daisyl
Good morning.
Here are pictures of my summer re maple..I hope they are good enough for you to see the leaves
Alabama
Sig55
Sep 15, 2019 9:27 AM CST
Daisyl,
Here are pictures of my Summer Red Maple.
I tried to send them on my cell-phone but I don't think they went through.
I hope these came out well enough for you to see leaves and the whole tree.

thanks
Sig

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katesflowers
Sep 15, 2019 11:45 AM CST
Hi Sig
Whatever the problem is with your tree, I'm experiencing the same thing with my Acer, as well.
My tree was planted in ground 24 years ago. Up until 3 years ago it was healthy. For me, it is not a low moisture problem. Wondering if it could be anthracnose.
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Alabama
Sig55
Sep 15, 2019 2:00 PM CST
Hey Kate
I am thinking that may be the disease. Before this new tree I had another Red maple it was doing wonderful for over 15 years and last year it started getting sick and finally it died. I am at a loss.
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DaisyI
Sep 15, 2019 2:09 PM CST
Are the tips of the branches dying?
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Alabama
Sig55
Sep 15, 2019 2:34 PM CST
Daisyl
As I look at the end of the branches and scratch a little bark off, it is green. The branches are flexible also, but no leaves on them.
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DaisyI
Sep 15, 2019 2:46 PM CST
Twig die back is often a symptom. I don't think its Anthracnose but here is some information from the University of Wisconsin:

https://hort.extension.wisc.ed...

What are the dark spots on the trunk?
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katesflowers
Sep 16, 2019 4:34 AM CST
Yes, Daisy, tips of branches are dying back until whole branch dies.
I'm heartbroken. That tree was planted when my beloved brother died at 39 of a heart attack. I named this acer "Tom".
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oneeyeluke
Sep 16, 2019 5:02 AM CST
Your tree is planted too deep in the ground. I can see the in photo five. Most trees that come from the nursery are planted too deep in the containers. They do that mostly to help keep the hardwood tree stable during the growing seasons while they are in containers. You CAN SAVE IT if its not too late. Gently dig around the base to tree and remove the top 2 inches of soil and expose the root flairs. Let her dry out and breathe.

When a tree is planted too deep, the outcome is usually (suffocation or lack oxygen) or root rot in wet soils.
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Alabama
Sig55
Sep 16, 2019 9:04 AM CST
OneEyedLuke
Around my maple tree I have a berm to hold water for while because here in Alabama it is extra dry.
If I am understanding you correctly: all the root ball should be in the hole and at least 2 inches left exposed.
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Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Sep 16, 2019 9:58 AM CST
In which photo can you see the root flair?
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and proclaiming...."WOW What a Ride!!" -Mark Frost

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Alabama
Sig55
Sep 16, 2019 6:40 PM CST
Daisyl and Luke
This is a complete pic of tree root.
I just watered it.
The root is about 2 inches above ground.
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Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Sep 17, 2019 6:30 PM CST
That looks fine to me.
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oneeyeluke
Sep 19, 2019 3:47 AM CST
Your tree is planted too deep and the ground is holding too much water at one time or another. That's why your tree is diseased today. In the tree service we call it Telephonepoleing and its a sure way to suffocate the oxygen out of the root zone. Dig out a couple of inches off the top of the ground and expose the flairs if you want to save your tree.
I've been in the tree planting business for the last 25 years and I've planted hundreds trees and I know what I'm talking about. Heres some examples of telephonepoleing trees. Check out the next thread to see exposure.


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