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Black spots on maple leaves

Discussion in 'Homeowner Helper Forum' started by Manwood, Nov 21, 2001.

  1. Manwood

    Manwood New Member

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    A maple tree in my yard is shedding its leaves this fall and they all have black spots, is this normal or a sign of disease
     
  2. John Paul McMillin

    John Paul McMillin ArboristSite Operative

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    Sounds like Tar Spot which is only cosmetic and doesnt affect the health of the tree. If you want to treat it , remove all fallen leaves and discard. Prune the crown of the tree if it is really dense to allow more air circulation. In the spring apply Dithane or a Copper spray like COCS at 14 day intervals beginning at budbreak. Do this three times . John
     
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    John Paul McMillin ArboristSite Operative

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    where in Maryland do you live, I live fairly close to Maryland in Delaware. John
     

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