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  1. #1
    Seedling
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    sugar maple problem

    I have a sugar maple i got from arbor day that i planted this spring.
    I've noticed that the tips of the new leaves are turning brown and crumbling, their are already healthy leaves on it but the new stuff is dying.
    I'm watering it well too, i'am i doing something wrong? i will try to put pics after i get back from vacation.

    Thanks

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    Oak
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    RE: sugar maple problem

    Sugar Maples are funny. When out in the open they will send up a leader just to have it die by next spring. The first 3 years, whatever the crown does, baby the roots. Water when dry, feed with those slow release pellets. Let the crown do whatever it does and don't interfere. After 3 years then think about training the crown to do what is desired. When in the open they normally just have 1 growth spurt a season but many I have that are competing with other hardwoods send up waves of new growth to compete with the other guys. I wouln't dare try to advise on how to fool them into a forest growth pattern.

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    Seedling
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    RE: sugar maple problem

    okay i'll try that, thanks for the help

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    Oak
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    RE: sugar maple problem

    I would agree, except regarding the slow release pellets. Add fertilizer of any kind only if a soil test shows specific nutrients to be lacking, and only add those nutrients. Generally, trees will do better without such stimultation.

    The best thing to do for small trees is to: plant them at the proper depth, mulch around them - but not within 3" of the trunk - and keep them properly watered (water deeply when the soil needs it, don't overwater).
    Cheers,
    Everett

    Green Man Enviroscaping LLC
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    Seedling
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    RE: sugar maple problem

    thanks for the quick responses, i will try a doing soil test.

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    Seedling
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    RE: sugar maple problem

    what type of soil do they prefer

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    Oak
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    RE: sugar maple problem

    According to TreeHelp.com, they have the following needs:

    Zone: 3 to 8
    Light: Partial shade to full sun
    Moisture: Wet, moist, or dry
    Soil Type: Sandy or loam
    pH Range: 3.7 to 6.5
    Cheers,
    Everett

    Green Man Enviroscaping LLC
    www.greenmanenvy.com

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