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Norway Maple tree with "leaf scortch"


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Brouwer11-Sep-00 09:16 PM EST   
Linda11-Sep-00 10:09 PM EST   
glen12-Sep-00 01:22 PM EST   
Brouwer15-Sep-00 05:42 PM EST   
Linda16-Sep-00 12:20 AM EST   
Brouwer16-Sep-00 08:12 PM EST   


Subject: Norway Maple tree with
From: Brouwer
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Date: 11-Sep-00 09:16 PM EST

We live in Southern Ontario and have a Norway Maple tree planted by the town (age of tree is approx. 10 years) Mid-summer the leaves turned brown at the edges on maybe two main branches. As the summer has progressed so have the leaves- all now have brown edges and look dead. The leaves are not falling off the tree. We called the town to come out and have a look at the tree (the town plants and maintains the trees on the blvd.) and they diagnosed the tree as having "leaf scortch" and told us it would probably be fine. I have looked in books and have been searching the internet in hopes of finding some info. on the condition and I am coming up empty-handed! Is anyone aware of this condition? Will the tree just lose its leaves this fall and be "fine" in the spring? Our neighbours told us the tree looked half-dead last year as well. (We moved here in the winter) I am afraid it won't just be okay magically! Thanks for any help.


Subject: RE: Norway Maple tree with
From: Linda
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Date: 11-Sep-00 10:09 PM EST

Don't know the answer, but I have the same problem, and I'm in Illinois!. I bought and planted a Norway Maple seedling last fall because I read that they are fast growers and resist insects, etc. This spring my tree had the same symptioms as yours. I picked off the leaves and the new ones came on and looked okay. But now the leaves are looking kind of bad again. I notice it hasn't grown very much. I think if it isnt better by next Spring, I am going to dig it up and plant a Bradford Pear. I have really been impressed with the Bradford Pear I planted last year.It is growing fast and looking good. Meanwhile if I find any answers to our Norway Maple problem, I will pass them along. Hope someone else will respond about this.


Subject: RE: Norway Maple tree with
From: glen
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Date: 12-Sep-00 01:22 PM EST

If it is the type of leaf scorch I am thinking of, I don't think this is the problem. I would think leaf scorch would only apply to a newly planted tree or shrub, that is, one that was kept indoors or in the shade at the nursery and all of a sudden is planted out in full sun. The leaves would not be use to the full sun and would scorch. The new leaves, however, would be fine. As your tree has been planted in the same spot for many years, and is suppose to be in full sun, I don't think leaf scorch is the problem. Unless there is some other cause of leaf scorch I am unaware of. We have a tree at work which always gets brown around the leaf edges and has done so for many years. It starts off in spring looking normal, but soon the edges of the leaves shrivel and get brown. Not sure of what type of tree it is. I live in Manitoba.


Subject: RE: Norway Maple tree with
From: Brouwer
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Date: 15-Sep-00 05:42 PM EST

Thanks Linda and Glen. I have news for you. Donna Dawson e-mailed me (I mailed her through this website) She said that Art Drysdale will be the featured guest on this site on Sunday. He will be discussing this problem directly! Good news! Hopefully we will learn more on Sunday then. Perhaps we will chat after that! Bye for now.


Subject: RE: Norway Maple tree with
From: Linda
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Date: 16-Sep-00 12:20 AM EST

Thanks, Brouwer. My computer is too old and not capable of using the "chat" program, and also I am not real familiar with this gadening site. I am hoping by going to the "special interest' section of this site, I can click on "Art Drysdale" on Sunday and get his comments on the Norway Maple ( in text) on my screen. Thanks for the info. I hope we can do something to help our Norway Maples before it is too late. I see there is a message on the board from "Bonnie" about her Japanese Maple tree. I wonder if it is the same problem we are having with the Norway Maples. Linda


Subject: RE: Norway Maple tree with
From: Brouwer
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Date: 16-Sep-00 08:12 PM EST

Ewww, if so Bonnie's Japanese Maple was a whole lot more expensive! At least they are here. I'm with you- it's the first time I have found this website and if Art Drysdale is "live chat" or needs audio etc. I won't be able to join him! I am assuming that she meant it will be some kind of a feature interview article that won't be available at this site until Sunday. If it is anymore technical than that - I'll miss it! Sounds like we have the same knowledge of our computers as we do our Norway Maples! Hahaha. Bye for now, J.B.


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