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HELP please with Acer Tree

This tree has been here for over 20+ years and is a beautiful tree. It began to leaf up just before the beautiful Easter weekend weather and all seemed well. Then it became very hot followed by the severe weather of Storm Hannah a week later and the winds were very severe. The leaves on one side of the tree have all shrivelled and wilted. I have remulched, added more chippings and it’s already had food. I’m assuming this is a result of the severe weather. Do I leave it alone now or remove the leaves? Any advice would be appreciated. It’s been planted in the garden as I said for over 20+ years so it’s happy with its spot and nothing has changed. 


  • Kitty 2Kitty 2 Posts: 5,150
    Hi @sgtmgf.  What a shame, the undamaged half looks lovely.  I think you're probably correct in assuming it's weather damage.  Unless you can't bear to look at them, I'd leave the leaves to drop off naturally.

    Sounds like you're doing everything right regarding feeding, mulching etc. I'd just make sure it doesn't go short of water if we get another dry hot summer like last year.  Hopefully this is just a small setback and your tree will soon recover to give you many more years of pleasure.  :)

  • sgtmgfsgtmgf Posts: 5
    Thanks Kitty2  really appreciate your input. Gr8 to hear someone else thinks it’s weather as I would hate to lose my tree. Will keep an eye on water and will let Mother Nature do her thing by leaving the leaves. 
  • Allotment BoyAllotment Boy Posts: 6,548
    I agree I have just said much the same on another thread with the same question. Quite a lot of plants with fresh tender growth have suffered in the recent cold gusty winds.
    AB Still learning

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