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hi just joined today

i have had my maple about 5 years plus, but this year about 1/4 of the branches are white, its planted in the ground should i cut all the white out it seems to be all in one area or should i wait and see what happens.. i cannot see any signs of insect trouble. thank you x


  • Alina WAlina W Posts: 1,445

    It sounds like you have dieback. The white branches will be dead - cut them out, and clean your secateurs before cutting into live wood. The rest of the tree should be OK - give it a feed to encourage it to branch more.

  • joy4joy4 Posts: 3

    hi alina w  thank you very much for the advice i will be out there tomorrow and cut it back do you know if there is any  special feed i should use .

  • Alina WAlina W Posts: 1,445

    A general feed such as MiracleGro or growmore would be fine.

  • joy4joy4 Posts: 3

    thanks for all your adive you have been very helpful

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