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Stressed acer

clarcullenclarcullen Posts: 2
edited May 2019 in Problem solving
Hi . Have had this acer for 20 yrs plus and it’s always been beautiful at this time of yr and full of leaves but the leaves look burnt and it’s very sparse. I’m watering it and feeding it with chicken manure pellets but don’t know what else to do . Wondering what happened and why ? 


  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 11,290
    Looks like either frost, or wind damage, nothing to be done about it.
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    Cause he thinks she melts when he touches her
    She knows she's the chocolate girl
    Cause she's broken up and swallowed
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  • clarcullenclarcullen Posts: 2
  • micearguersmicearguers CambridgePosts: 590
    In the picture I see a patio. How much soil is there around the tree, or is it fairly confined by fence and patio? I'm not an expert at all, but noticed it. If on the other side of the fence there is a patio as well then the tree may struggle for moisture and nutrients (as any tree would) - with that size of tree I'm not sure chicken pellets in a small area will help.
  • edhelkaedhelka GwyneddPosts: 2,113
    Storm Hannah came at the worst moment, when acer foliage was young and fragile. My acers look worse than this. Don't worry.
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