More trouble for our trees?

by Mary Learman, OCMGA Master Gardener

Did you lose trees to Dutch Elm Disease? How about the Emerald Ash Borer? What we don’t need is another disease that wipes out our trees — especially in the Urban Forest where a very high percentage of the trees planted in most cities may be some form of Maple.

wpr-meiller-weather-plantdiseases-tarspotIf you noticed black spots on the leaves of your Maple this year, you’re not alone. Fortunately, although the black spots are unsightly, they’re probably not a harbinger of yet another disaster-in-the-making for our tree population. However, it is something you should address!

For more information about caring for your Maples, follow this link and read the article by Jill Nadeau of Wisconsin Public Radio.



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