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Why Are My Japanese Maple Leaves Scorching?

Summer is here and the Japanese Maples have blossomed! However, sometimes their leaves are so showy. They have a tendency to brown, curl under, change colors or scorch/burn completely. In the worst cases, they will shrivel up and fall off the tree completely, more common local cases are just mild scorch or burning from too much sun and too little water. We’ve listed a few things to check on your maple to ensure it’s not a bigger problem under the surface:

Over watering

Yes, over watering can actually cause your tree to show some of these symptoms. While Japanese Maples can definitely appreciate wet soil especially during its first few years of being planted, over watering is definitely a common cause of decline. If your leaves are turning brown/black at the tips, this could be a sign of over watering. It’s best to perform a simple soil test using your finger to determine the moisture content of the soil. Make sure you are allowing a proper amount of time in between watering to avoid root rot.

Full sun

After all, Japanese Maples are “part shade” trees. They can adapt well to the blistering sun Georgia has to offer but still thrive best when they receive some sort of shade throughout the day. If you notice your Maple giving you scorched leaves year after year, it might be time to think about relocating it or building some type of filtered shade to put over it. Make sure when transplanting a tree you hire a tree service in Lilburn, Ga. with certified Arborists to help assist you as this can be detrimental to the Japanese Maples health.

Wet Leaves

Make sure when watering your Japanese Maple, especially if it is done in the afternoon, you keep the water off of the leaves and strictly to the base of the tree, as this can cause the leaves to scald.

What not to do:

-Overwater in hopes it will stop the scalding.

-Try to relocate the tree yourself.

-Drench it with fertilizer.

-Spray it with harmful chemicals.

What to do:

Call North American Tree Service to have a certified Arborist in Lilburn, Ga. provide you with a diagnosis of the tree and a plan to resolve the problem. We perform tree transplanting, routine fertilizations and regular pruning/trimming. Call us today for a free tree estimate in Lilburn, Ga.!

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6 Trees That Require Next To No Maintenance

When it comes to planting trees on your landscape in Lawrenceville, Ga., you want to be careful which trees you select. Some trees drop large branches year round, while some drop unpleasant sticky balls that are very painful to step on, among much more. We put together a list of some of your lowest maintenance trees to make the choosing a bit easier.

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1. Japanese Maple - Aside from yearly essential pruning, these popular beauties will brighten up your landscape asking little to nothing in return. Planting them is the most maintenance you will do on these guys as they do require good drainage and water in their first year of being planted, but it’s all smooth sailing after that.

2. Autumn Blaze Maple - In the fall, most of us look forward to seeing the changing of the leaves and the bright yellows and reds all up and down the roads. Most of these bright colors are the maple species changing colors. The Autumn blaze is a cross between the northern red maple and the silver, revealing the bright red colors produced in the fall. These trees are considered very popular because of their color and low maintenance nature.

3. Katsura - This tree is much like the maples, just a bit smaller. So if you have a smaller landscape and are looking for low maintenance, disease resistance with the four season appeal of the maples, look no further!

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4. Green Giant Arborvitae - Looking for a great privacy tree without all the diseases of Leyland cypress? These are large, evergreen trees that provide great dense foliage for maximum privacy with minimum maintenance. Little to no pruning is necessary, and its a very fast grower in good conditions!

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5. Chinese Fringe Tree - Fragrance, fast growing, flowering, only 25 feet tall, durable, disease resistant, what more could you want out of a tree?! The Chinese Fringe Tree is the most underrated tree in the area giving its nature and characteristics. Its maximum height is around 25 feet so it will provide plenty of shade without towering over your house.

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6. Chinese Elm -This tree is much like the American Elm, however is disease resistant to the common Dutch Elm Disease, deadly beetles and phloem necrosis. The maximum height is around 40-50 feet and can tolerate drought, clay soil and pollution so if you live close to a city this is your tree!


If you are interested in having a tree planted in your yard in Lawrenceville, Ga. we can help! North American Tree Service specializes in tree planting in Lawrenceville Ga. and is ready to help you with your next project! Fully staffed with certified arborists to properly diagnose and treat any diseased trees on your property and replace them with lower maintenance specimen. Call today for a free estimate on tree planting in Lawrenceville Ga.

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