MAPLE TREE DECLINE

 

Mature silver maple trees in the Black Hills area suffer from a composite group of problems contributing to a syndrome of maple tree decline. Problems stem from soils that are alkaline, and also root diseases causing insufficient mining of soil nutrients.

 

SYMPTOMS OF MAPLE TREE DECLINE

  • Early symptoms are cloratic appearance of leaves (yellowing)

  • As the tree matures over a number of years, the clorosis increases, brown spotting takes place on the leaves, scorching and premature leaf drop occurs

  • Trees in the later stages show twig and branch die back

The above symptoms can occur over a twenty to thirty year time frame. Eventually the tree will show enough die back it will no longer enhance the landscaping and would need to be removed.

 

TREATMENT FOR MAPLE TREE DECLINEtreated untreated

 

For a number of years therapeutic treatment only improved the health of the tree to a limited extent.

 Now Warne Chemical & Equipment can treat your maple tree to reverse the decline.

 

  • Treatment is recommended in the fall with September or October the most desirable months.

  • Treatment will enhance color (make it green)

  • Treatment helps relieve summer scorch and other stresses

  • Treatment prevents additional die back (it will not revive branches that have previously died back – those should be removed by a skilled arborist)

 

Mature silver maple trees quite often are the most valuable plant in the landscaped environment providing shade and enhancing the appearance of the property.

 

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Does your Maple tree display . . . 

 

  • Yellow and pale colorleaf
  • Spotted leaves
  • Thin canopy
  • Premature leaf drop
  • Die back of branch tips

 

If so, your tree may be suffering from

 MAPLE DECLINE SYNDROME

 

 Call and schedule an appointment today!