Forum home Problem solving

Tree Mould

I have a medium size tree that was planted in a damp corner of the garden. As it gets bigger it is developing worse and worse mould on its leaves after they have been open for a while. This looks rather unsightly and i'm feeling that we should take the tree down as i presume its the damp ground causing the mould. Has anyone else had the same problem?


  • WelshonionWelshonion Posts: 3,114
    What is the tree? Is it a variety suitable for 'a damp corner' ? It could just be mildew, which some trees are prone to.
  • Its been tricky to find but i'm pretty sure its a dark red/brown maple. The ground underneath it is 95% moss and it is close to a wall. Its a shame as its very pretty before the mould develops but we can't alter the drainage situation.

  • WelshonionWelshonion Posts: 3,114
    Acer, sycamore or maple? All the same family but each is different. Can you find your tree in an on-line catalogue?

    It does sound like mildew.
  • Norway maple. It looks like there is also mildew on the trunk and the leaves prematurely curl up and fall off. The whole tree is covered, not just lower areas. I was wondering if its another kind of internal infection? 

  • image

     Not a great pic but might help.

  • WelshonionWelshonion Posts: 3,114
    Oh Dear! I think it is more than a case of mildew. I think perhaps you should get expert advice from someone.

    What a shame, it is a nice tree.
  • Thankyou both! The leaves definitely look like that so hopefully with some pruning and tidying underneath it'll help. Worth a go before getting rid! But yes it is a shame, its a lovely tree but has got progressively worse with age. image

Sign In or Register to comment.