Acer tree end of branches turned black and dried

pdolinajpdolinaj London, UKPosts: 31
On one of my acer trees the ends of the branches started to dry and turned black. I have cut all the ends of the affected branches. Is this OK or is there some problem with the tree?

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  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 14,142
    It's been a difficult summer for acers as they need lots of moisture to keep their fine leaves and stems healthy.   Strong suns and drying winds don't help.

    I advise you to leave yours alone now for winter and then just prune back to healthy foliage when the leaves come back in spring.   If you can, provide a good mulch of well-rotted manure or garden compost or even just a thick layer of chipped bark to help retain moisture.   Scatter on some pelleted chicken manure next spring to feed the plant.


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  • pdolinajpdolinaj London, UKPosts: 31
    Obelixx said:
    It's been a difficult summer for acers as they need lots of moisture to keep their fine leaves and stems healthy.   Strong suns and drying winds don't help.

    I advise you to leave yours alone now for winter and then just prune back to healthy foliage when the leaves come back in spring.   If you can, provide a good mulch of well-rotted manure or garden compost or even just a thick layer of chipped bark to help retain moisture.   Scatter on some pelleted chicken manure next spring to feed the plant.


    Thanks Obelixx! Fingers crossed they will be fine next spring. This summer really scorched their leaves. I'll be back with the updates next year. Many thanks.
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