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Old 04-27-2012, 10:00 PM
 
Location: MASSACHUSETTS
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in my neighborhood, they were 1/2-1cm diameter on average and caused them to prematurely fall off, they also turn brown/yellow around the spots. So ugly, destroying the look of my trees, I did not get to enjoy nice foliage here last year typical of New England. PLZ help me prevent this happening again this yr, do I need to start some neighborhood action committee or contact town hall?

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Old 04-28-2012, 08:02 AM
 
Location: ๏̯͡๏﴿ Gwinnett-That's a Civil Matter-County
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Impossible to say for sure without looking at it but it does sound like one of the leaf spot diseases that affect maples. Do a search for tar spot and let us know if that's what it looked like.
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Old 04-28-2012, 09:31 AM
 
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Impossible to say for sure without looking at it but it does sound like one of the leaf spot diseases that affect maples. Do a search for tar spot and let us know if that's what it looked like.
Yes!!!!!!!! That's it, and I read you need to get rid of all the leaves...This was on all the trees on my street, does this mean we all need to work together?
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Old 04-28-2012, 11:13 AM
 
Location: ๏̯͡๏﴿ Gwinnett-That's a Civil Matter-County
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Cleaning up all the leaves in the fall reduces the chance of an infection the following spring but it's by no means a guarantee as spores can travel very long distances.

If you can get your neighbs to do the same, that helps. Aside from that, there isn't much you can do. But its not lethal to the tree.
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Old 04-28-2012, 11:44 AM
 
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Looks like I am stuck with horrible looking trees forever then, damn Thanks anyway cittic
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Old 04-28-2012, 03:58 PM
 
Location: ๏̯͡๏﴿ Gwinnett-That's a Civil Matter-County
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Looks like I am stuck with horrible looking trees forever then, damn Thanks anyway cittic
Well that's not necessarily going to happen. It may come back. It may not.
The moral of the story is to plant more trees and diversify what you've got so you can still enjoy the benefits of trees even when some may be having an off year.
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