Thursday, August 3, 2017

#ThursdayTreeLove - Blight

The Norway maple that has been in our front yard for some 30 years, apparently, has some kind of blight.  Many maples in this area are suddenly not looking good, possibly because of excess rain, but our tree is losing all of its leaves. That's some two months ahead of schedule.
We've had no time to check out the possible cause.  We've had wet summers before.  We just don't know.  I can't find anything in an internet search about a maple blight.  We need to call our extension service but that becomes one more item on a long list of "to-do's" as family caregivers.

 Last year, in fact, we had an arborist look at it,  just in case, and it was declared healthy.  So now, we don't know what is happening, and are worried.

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12 comments:

  1. It's a beautiful tree, I hope it will be ok

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  2. Seeing an unhappy tree is really sad. I hope you find a 'çure' for this wonderful maple.

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  3. Better check to ensure the point of no return is not passed.

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  4. Its sad to see tree losing its leaves, hope things get better with the maple tree, nice to connect here.

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  5. Carpenter ants ate the roots of the Norway maple we had when I was growing up. The tree seemed healthy until one year it wasn't any more.

    Carpenter ants are one species that makes me angry enough to set out poison, some years...baits of "ant candy" made by mixing washing soda to a paste with sweet syrup. (Cheap "table syrup," melted-down leftover candy, sugary peanut butter...) This bait also attracts roaches and less harmful species of ants, and needs to be covered with something to fend off children and pets.

    After using it I see fewer carpenter ants. That season. Next year, more of them will come out of the woods.

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  6. Rain connection? Carpenter ants, and some of the fungi that make wood more attractive to them, are attracted to very damp, soft, decaying wood.

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  7. Both of my crabapples started showing signs of apple rust immediately after flowering in the spring. My tree guy said it was the unseasonably warm weather followed by frost. I just hope they are okay next year along with your maple.

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  8. Thats so worrying .Hope the ample can fight it off !I hate it when I cant find a solution

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  9. That is sad! I am hoping things start improving soon!

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  10. Hi, found this thread searching on maple blight. I live in Albany...and EVERY SINGLE (norway only?) maple in this region has browned curled leaves and falling. Weather hasnt been outside of norms...no heat waves if anything. Trying to find out. 6 in my yard of diff sizes have dropped leaves. It's bad enough our frogs are turning gay..

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  11. Oh my! I hope you're able to find out what's wrong.

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  12. Oh no! sad to know that the tree isn't happy :( Thank you for joining.

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