The the trunk is >1 ft in diamter and has a split trunk (i.e two main stems from the base). whatever you do, you have to be careful of the roots no chopping them. Some dead branches have fallen from my enormous maple tree and are covered with white globs of white sticky stuff. The fungus spores will winter over in the dead leaves on the ground, so rake up the leaves in your yard if you don't want it coming back next year. We live in the Pacific Northwest and have a large (approx 30 year old) well established Japanese Red Maple tree (not sure of the exact species)that has been suffering leaf die off in summer for the last three years. The black residue is just the sap. Charlotte Gerber (author) from upstate New York on September 20, 2010: Hi Bruce, There is a borer beetle that likes maple trees - the Asian Longhorned Beetle. The fungus then inches upwards from the root system and infects the trunk of the tree. I have treated the tree with Bayer Advanced a month or so ago. The pathogens are dark fungi growing either on the "honeydew" excreted by sucking insects or on exuded sap material coming from leaves of certain trees. This tree is preferred over Silver maple or Boxelder when a fast growing maple is needed. Though often alarming to see, galls and burls will not harm a tree. Thanks. Many thanks in advance - Annie. Over mulching – Poor mulching practices can cause the bark around the base of the tree to crack and fall off. I live in the Minneapolis area. Basal canker – This maple fungus attacks the base of the tree and rots away the bark and wood beneath. To treat mealy bugs/scale, I've found the easiest way is to use Bayer Advanced Tree and Shrub. Another problem is Verticillium Wilt - requires pruning to remove the affected branches. I have two old silver maples in my back yard. While maple trees can suffer from a number of general problems, verticillium wilt seems to be the most common and dangerous disease plaguing maple tree owners. I'm afraid of over watering because I don't want to possibly rot out the roots. Leaf scorch can be remedied with deep watering during hot or windy conditions. Follow the directions exactly, and use it only once per year, since it also has a fertilizer in it. The tree is about 16 years old and over the last months started to loose the outer bark from the trunk and also some of leaves (some of the branches are leafless now). I've checked the leaves for insects, but can't seem to find any. Now, about 4 days later selective leaves are curling on the tree. If that would make the tree aesthetically unpleasing, you probably should just cut down the tree. is the soil type the same in their different locations? About 1 month ago, the tree was staked down and during a storm the top 1/3rd of the tree snapped off as well as a few lower branches. The tree should recover, though it may be a month or so before you see any improvement. That said, scorch can sometimes be an indication of a more severe underlying cause such as root rot, which affects the tree's ability to absorb water because the aptly named fungus damages the roots, or an insect infestation. Hi, I've been planting sugar maples (small 18-24 inch saplings) on my property in Michigan for 5 years. The fungus enters through the tree's roots. In response to the photos you posted, you could remove the wooden boards from around the tree for aesthetic reasons, and it would prevent litter from collecting there. I did see one poster who seemed to identify with a like problem, but she never replied with pictures so an answer was never provided. This is the second year I have noticed this. As for your tree not growing as fast as you think it should, many maples this year and last were stressed because of the late frost that hit them. Woodpeckers are active on the tree. Everything seemed to be fine but now most of the leaves are dead (dry up and turn brown) on one of the larger trees and the other one has lost a lot of the leaves in the top 1/3 of the tree. It isn't unusual for a tree that large, and probably old, to lose a few limbs, especially in high winds or other inclement weather. All our other Norway's on the property are doing fine. Typically, those are only resorted to on commercial plants and bushes like roses and wheat. I reckon putting some mulch down, this will suppress the weeds help retain moisture and release vital nutrients back into the soil. Answer: I don't believe that you damaged or killed the tree. It affects the tree's vascular system, which usually kills the entire plant. Physiological leaf scorch is the most common. It may also be aphids on the other tree causing the sticky honeydew you are describing. never seen this before. Growing maple trees can lead to the sweet reward of making your own maple syrup. I would say the best way to ensure a tree gets adequate nutrients is to put mulch down, an inch or so at the most. In fact, some people cultivate for this. Sapstreak isn't easy to catch because it mainly affects the inside of the tree. It doesn't look like tar spot, but the dots look like they're part of the leaf so I am wondering if it is a disease. The soil borne fungus called Verticillium, plays an important role in killing several maple trees. . While not technically a maple tree disease, there are several weather and environment related bark damages that can happen and may look like the tree has a disease. What an informative website! For the past 3 years my Schwedler Maple (25 years old) has leafed out beautifully but when you sit under it & look up most of the bmaller branches are bare & look dead. The inner part of the leaf around the veins may remain green. Hi Natasha, I believe you are describing leaf scorch- the outer perimeter of the leaf becomes dry and brown and the edges curl up. I have a sugar maple that is 60 feet tall. Sapstreak is a ground-living fungus that generally enters the tree's system via an injury near the roots or bottom portion of the tree. Those are usually the symptoms of an unhealthy maple dealing with pests, water problems or diseases. If you see shelf-like fungal growths on your tree (which signals heart rot), call an arborist or your local Cooperative Extension office for an on-site inspection. Phyllosticta mimima is a relatively small threat to your tree. One of the worst diseases that your tree can get is verticillium wilt. These insects carry plant pathogenic fungi. Steganosporium canker – This maple tree bark disease will create a brittle, black layer over the bark of the tree. While sooty mold mainly affects plants and trees that honeydew-secreting insects love, the mold can also effect maples. There's no treatment at this point. All my research says the tree is stressed, but I cannot figure out why. This is because bark diseases of maple trees are very visible to a tree’s owner and are often bring about dramatic changes to the tree. Sign up for our newsletter. Sugar maple doesn’t perform well in heat or sandy, well-drained soils. The virus is cosmetic and doesn't affect the tree's ability to flower, grow, and thrive. You can search by state to find out about the invasive insects in your area, complete with photos and descriptions. Call your local Cooperative Extension office to see if they can come out and take a core sample to test. In extreme cases, a fungicide needs to be applied - check with an arborist/local Cooperative Extension office to find out what fungicide sprays can be used in your area. When the bark is coming off of a tree, and there are woodpecker holes, along with dying limbs, it usually means the tree is dying. If the leaves are not raked up in the fall, the fungal spores will reappear in the spring and spread to nearby trees. I cut the top cleanly at a downward angle and began watering daily. the sap only goes about three feet down the tree, and the tree looks wet in the area until you get close to observe it then you see that the sap is being leaked out of the tree. It is not uncommon for maple trees to develop growths called galls or burls on their trunks. (I'm guessing they were probably around during the Civil War or even earlier). If it isn't raining frequently, give the tree a good watering at least once a week. I'm guessing it may be due to the late frost this year, which affected maple trees just about everywhere. if the leaves are flacid then it maywell be lack of water, long slow infrequent soakings are the best, glory maples is a common name and these vary in different locations, you are better sticking to the latin names. Is this tree savable or should I pull it up and start over with a new one? Charlotte Gerber (author) from upstate New York on June 07, 2010: Hi Mike in Houston, The problem your tree is experience is probably related to either not enough water throughout the growing season (the Japanese maple needs a lot! They can be identified by falling major limbs with dark tunnels visible at the break, sawdust at the base of the tree, and an opening plugged with wet sawdust Fungus feeding fruit flies, and dried fruit beetles were seen feeding in large numbers on carpenter worm openings. It's caused by unfavorably dry weather conditions. Though sunset maple trees, often referred to as 'Red Sunset', are prized as the most successful red maple cultivar, issues may still arise. Hi Paul, The foam insulation idea is intriguing, I've never used it in that way! failing that upload the pictures to flickr or picassa and then give me the url's. What is you suggestion pls. Hi Patty and Sally, I think the two of you have the same problem- mealy bugs or scale insects. This year it has been growing just fine, many leaves and new branches, nice deep green color. My name is Annie and I live at the other side of the Atlantic(in the UK). Help! If so I assume we would have to wait until winter for a pruning? Can I trim the roots and repot it? Should I try to get rid of them and if yes, how do I go aboput it? If not, it could be leaf scorch, which is like your description, minus the spots. we have had drought problems for a few years. Question: The bark on my maple tree is peeling. Water it frequently as it will be more susceptible to disease if the situation isn't reversed soon. The bugs seem to be gone. or is it slowly dying? DAVIE, Fla. – Florida’s iconic palm trees are under attack from a fatal disease that turns them to dried crisps in months, with no chance for recovery once they become ill. My tree looks like it's starting to have some problems. In addition, if the leaves seem smaller this year (and perhaps last year as well), I believe it may be due to the late frosts we've had. Heart rot can destroy the whole tree rather quickly, from the inside out. I cannot even find a picture of what it looks like anywhere on the internet. We have many Maple's in our yard and it could have been any tree but this was our favorite! Basically, what I'm trying to find out is whether I have an insect problem or the tree isn't receiving enough water. No stuff was seen the last 2 years. I had thought that the spots had stopped spreading (I don't seem to be getting any more leaves that turn completely brown), but it's recently put out some new leaves, but those too are developing spots. The tree was losing leaves in July, now they are 60% or more gone. Maple trees can leaf out more than once during a growing season if they are stressed, so hang in there. I don't see anything inside the globs which are about the size of a dime. Some variants include: This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional. I hope you have some thoughts and suggestions. Your tree is probably healthy - it was just a prime year for seed production. Dead major limbs could identify borer infestations.". Valsa canker This disease of maple trunks will normally affect only young trees or small branches. Not all galls are caused by disease. However, it inflicts much more extensive damage because it affects both the leaves and the branches. Let me know if you have any more questions, and good luck! Red maples face problems derived from diseases. I bought my house about 4 yrs ago and there's a maple tree in the middle of my backyard. The trunk diameter is about 3" wide and the tree is about 7ft. You can get this product at places like WalMart, Lowe's and other similar stores or garden nurseries. The underlying cause of your problem may be related to the amount of sunlight your tree is receiving. The rest looked like it was starting to get buds, yet when I climbed the ladder and touched them, the buds seem dry and just fall off. The cankers of this fungus will look like small shallow depressions on the bark with warts in the center of each and will be white or grey. I don't think your tree is dying- it just needs a little extra care. Lichen can be found on many maple varieties, but it's more commonly seen on mature trees. Red maple trees are popular but suffer from a number of problems. They will take advantage of a tree that has damaged/moist wood in trees. Your tree may have much more extensive damage inside, if the carpenter ants have made an appearance. Winged brown insects that are about the size of a nickel or smaller, Large number of varieties; usually look like black, red, brown, or green abnormalities such as a pimple or a needle. The eggs are usually lain near buds and blossoms, which the larvae then feed on until they're so heavy that they fall off the leaf. Leaves simply die and fall off while the rest of the tree is healthy. It doesn't seem to have any long-lasting effects on the places where it grows. After any windstorm there is always a plethora of these small dead branches scattered on the ground. Finally, lots of dead leaves that aren't falling from the branches may signal verticilium wilt, which is a devastating tree disease. The best way to prevent these in the future is to do a good fall cleanup (assuming you don't have dozens of trees, or an untidy neighbor). There are many different types; some of which are specific to certain trees, some are not. In the long term would bracing the trunks help to prevent the splitting? If so, it won't kill your tree, it is just unattractive. If you're worried about your trees, a tree surgeon is a good idea. Is this normal or diseased. I read elsewhere about using a sterile knife to cut around the sore and help the tree heal more efficiently (allegedly). As for the red/black spots, I agree - they're probably galls and those don't cause the leaking sap problem, nor will they kill your tree. Carpenter worm infestations are often overlooked. As time goes on, the fungus eventually affects the outward portions of the tree, such as the branches and leaves. If you're unsure about how to care for the tree or perform the tracing, call your county Cooperative Extension office for assistance- they have tree specialists who are ready to help. I am suspicious that I have some form of insect boring intop the branches (based on looking at a couple of these branches where they final broke off - This usmmer a health brach came down and you could see where something had basically cut it through part way - Lookinf for suggestions if there are any on treating the tree to keep this from continuing - the tree is starting to look thin. I'll be more than happy to post pictures if it will assist in identifying the problem. The leaves stay green only for a month or two and then start getting yellow and fall off much before Fall. You can find this particular product at your local lawn and garden store or megastore with a garden department. Abnormal growths, or lumps, on tree branches and stems are usually galls. Good luck! I'm not sure exactly what may be causing the lesions you speak of. If you're in doubt, call your county Cooperative Extension office- they would be able to visit your tree and give you a diagnosis of the problem in person. is there any environment changes around the tree and its canopy or root system? The inner part of the leaf around the veins may remain green. Your tree(s) should recover if it is kept well watered during drought conditions. Hi Annie Papas, I would definitely say that you have a fungal infection, however, I'm not sure how to tell you to treat it, since I'm only aware of US laws regarding fungicides. Maple Tar Spot Treatment Because of the way maple tar spot disease is transmitted, complete control of maple tar spot is virtually impossible on mature trees. Yes, the Bayer Advanced Tree and Shrub will get rid of them, but it may take a week to two weeks to totally kill them all. This year the die off is extensive and we have lost 75% of the leaves on the entire tree. I am curious if the sap is common or a sign that they are nearing the end? The reason the leaves are dying is because of the stress, and probably lack of water, due to the split. When inspecting the tree I noticed several of the ends of the branches had a small insect stuck to them. I really want to save the tree. One of the most common maple tree diseases is known as maple wilt. You can call your local Cooperative Extension office to see what fungicides are legal in your state. If so, will simply watering the area around the tree avoid any long-term damage/death? Just to be clear about the symptoms of leaf scorch- the outer perimeter of the leaf becomes dry and brown and the edges curl up. There is … I would contact a local nursery or arborist to find out what you could use to treat the tree- it probably can be saved, even if it does have anthracnose. are there any other stress factors, fungi, dieback, insects at the spot? I would also remove the plastic from around the tree if it is still there as it can harbor pests and encourage fungal growths. Nectria cinnabarina canker This maple tree disease can be identified by its pink and black cankers on the bark and typically affects parts of the trunk that were weak or dead. There are over 30 common tree diseases that contribute to health decline and death of most of the trees in the United States. Many red maple cultivars have been selected for fall color and specific crown shapes. Red Maple Trees: Common problems. So what should I do? No leaves, branches are very brittle and brake easly. Any information you can give me would be very helpful. We have three Maples at the end of our garden and I think they're about 30 years old. The spots can also appear on the seeds (samaras). Question: Can I use wood putty to fill the trunk cavity of a maple tree? I have a 20" maple tree looking very good leaf wise with little or no dead lims/branches. In either event, I suggest you contact your county Cooperative Extension office and request that they investigate it. I suggest you first visit the following website: http://forestthreats.org/. Nectria galligena canker – This maple bark disease will attack the tree while it is dormant and will kill healthy bark. The roots are usually as long as the tree is tall, and often much longer. Did we damage or kill the tree? From helicopters to leaves to the sap... One arborist said you don't see too many maples reach this age and be relatively healthy. This condition typically occurs when trees experience long periods of cold, wet weather. Currently, there are several beetles which can kill maples and are considered a threat by the U.S. Forest Service. The main symptoms are yellow, relatively-smaller sized leaves and dark brown or black tree roots. The holidays bogged me down! the same age. My husband did tree spikes in the drip line and broadcast fertilizer in the fall. Sugar maple is the most common maple in the eastern United States, however it is not recommended for growing in Florida. This can cause splits in the bark of maple trees. Bug varieties differ according to location, and I'm not an entomologist. I'm in the mid-west and temps are in the upper 80's -90's. Question: It is mid-April, and we had to trim some branches from our maple tree for a garage delivery. Nectria cinnabarina canker – This maple tree disease can be identified by its pink and black cankers on the bark and typically affects parts of the trunk that were weak or dead. Depending upon the site, combinations of poor soil aeration, poor soil drainage, deicing salt damage, high temperatures at the site, drought, excavation damage, soil compaction, paving close to trees, verticillium wilt, and armillaria root rot weaken and kill the tree. Hi. I water the trees as much as my neighbors.But the trees are always greener on the other side :( I want to help my tree grow. The fungi that cause verticillium wilt affect the tree's vascular system and causes symptoms of wilting and yellowing leaves that are concentrated in one particular area. This method should also prevent reinfection for up to one year. The purple leaves on a maple tree and other plants are that color because they have a higher amount of anthocyanin than chlorophyll. I setup a page for it http://stoneblue.com/ken/mapletree with photos and description . Once the eggs are correctly identified, you can decide the best way to treat your tree. You could call the city to find out the reason (they may be aware of it) or call your county's Cooperative Extension office for answers. Charlotte Gerber (author) from upstate New York on January 06, 2011: Hi Jerry, So sorry for the delay in responding to you. We've had a wet spring, so I've watered only after a couple days of dry weather using Miracle Grow and other types of fertilizer. I have a mature maple ( about35 - 40 years old) This year the leaves a much smaller than normal. Return to Trees and Shrubs Agent Articles. It only affects bark that has been damaged by other issues or maple diseases. Question: My red maple looks like it’s evenly coated in something shiny. Fortunately, it's not harmful because it feeds off of the air rather than the trees. What is killing your tree, I believe, is that it has a split trunk, that is splitting even further. Maple spindle gall (left) and maple bladder gall (right) are common cosmetic issues that plague maples. Weather conditions such as low moisture, high temperatures, and dry wind, Ensure that tree is well watered; apply mulch to help with water retention, White to yellow discoloration that's often kaleidoscopic looking, Summer (thought to be spread by the whitefly, whose population peaks in the summer). Insect activity is a major source of galls on tree … The tree look great in spring,and the first year it seeemd to be limited to only a few branches, but it appeared many of these branches also died after the leaves fell. It helps reduce stress and stops many insects that would otherwise bother your trees. Hi Gerber, just moved into a house with medium sized acer trees, I have no clue about gardening but think the trees might need some help! On the same branch one leaf could be curling tightly and the one adjacent could be perfect. It is too bad if they're causing trouble for you, since they're great shade trees. Now we have a second double trunk that the very same thing is happening to although as I scraped out this peat type material the bugs inside were also tiny but brown and look like ants. Grown for their beautiful foliage and the shade they provide, maple trees (Acer spp.) Tampa Tree’s experts walk you through some common diseases in maple trees. The sap dripped profusely where we cut the two branches, and the next day the bark turned black. It will appear as a long discolored or even barkless stretches on the trunk of the maple tree and sometimes the bark will be cracked. Charlotte Gerber (author) from upstate New York on August 01, 2010: Hi Brenda, It sounds like you have carpenter ants. Clean up leaf debris around the tree's base, Leaves that curl around a dead-looking brown spot, tan or brown spots near the leaves' veins, cankers, dying young branches, and premature leaf loss, Late spring to early summer; especially prevalent during wet periods, Keep tree from sitting in moisture; rake leaf debris; prune affected branches, May require treatment of bugs that carry the fungus; can be brushed off, Appearance is all over the place and can be dictated by region, weather, and other factors, Low (but can indicate more severe diseases), Composite organism made of fungi and algae, Can usually just lift lichens off of the tree; may also prune branches that have it, Wilting or yellowing leaves, often concentrated to one area or side of the tree, July and August, particularly seen after a dry and hot summer, Plant resistant strains, remove the diseased tree, and/or fumigate the soil, Symptoms vary wildly; often looks like mushrooms, can be cankers. I soak the ground for about 3 days, once a month during the summer, and it gets water from the lawn sprinklers every third day for approx 20 mins. I've added a photo of them to the slideshow above in my article. I have a maple tree in my back yard. Bleeding canker – This maple tree disease causes the bark to appear wet and is often accompanied by some bark coming away from the maple tree trunk, especially lower down on the trunk of the tree. Keep tree from sitting in moisture; rake leaf debris; prune affected branches. Some trees are more susceptible to certain types of galls than others, and some galls occur only in certain regions of the country. Charlotte Gerber (author) from upstate New York on August 29, 2010: Hi Indoor Greenhouse Guy- Thanks for the kudos! There are no treatments. they don't fall to the ground. A bark sample is needed to correctly diagnose this disease, so if you suspect this, contact an arborist or your Cooperative Extension office to do this for you. Answer: You may trim the roots, but only if it hasn't started to leaf out yet. its slow release, has nitrogen in it, helps to reduce evapotranspiration, helps retain moisture!, protects from cold weather. When you touch them they are sticky. Any and all help is greatly appreciated and I'll post on the page whatever I find out. Charlotte Gerber (author) from upstate New York on August 27, 2010: Hi Alan Crocker, Your problem sounds serious- it may be a borer beetle. I'm guessing the height of the tree at about 50' and do not know how old it is because I've only lived here 3 years. The causal factors are Verticillium albo-atrum or Verticillium dahliae , which are fungi found in the soil. Last summer the leaves started to turn and fall early. Of course, these trees are susceptible to other problems as well. It causes cigar-shaped galls, often with yellow pustules, on the main stem of the tree. non Michx. 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