dead branches on maple

Geraldine Butterworth asked 13 years ago

I have a 16 yr old maple tree. I have noticed that some of the branches are dead. The rest of the tree seems healthy. What could have caused this? . I am worried that the rest of the tree will go the same way. I would appreciate your advice. Thank you.

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 3 years ago
Dying branches sometimes happens on maples, even old trees. It is usualy to do with either root troubles in the form of winter water-logging, or honey fungus affecting the roots, or it can be caused by coral spot fungus attacking the branches, or a heavy green lfy attack cna cause some branches to die back.

Another possibility is too much shade from bigger trees that have grown out. Not much you can do about any of thes, except perhaps the shading. Do not feed, but water well during a dry spell.