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Avatar for Hawkdriver
May 6, 2020 7:31 AM CST
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Hello all

I come for help. I have an approx 8 ft Japanese maple tree. Well established Iv been seeing what looks like leaf burning taking place ( temps not hot at all). Upon closer look I identified alphids under the leaves I immediately sprayed sevin from underneath and will monitor over the next few days. If still present I will spray Neem oil again After doing much research I read it may be due to poor soil. I don't have time for soil test as I'm deploying in a few weeks so want to get moving on this. I'm leaning towards simple grow solutions : super seaweed and humic fulvic soil treatment. Any concern with this? I will continue to monitor the alphid situation over the next few weeks and trim out the dead. What do you think the bounce back chances are. I can post pics later today. Any other approach or products recommended prior to me leaving in about a month. Thanks I really appreciate you input in attempt to save this tree.
Avatar for oneeyeluke
May 7, 2020 1:20 AM CST
Name: one-eye-luke US.Vet.
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Just knock the aphids off with the water hose using a jet spray. If the soil isn't acidic enough for you Acer then its not going to matter much because sooner or later it will fail. Adding a bunch of stuff on top of the soil will not make much difference now. Just keep her watered the best you can, and try using some cold pressed neem.
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