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by SnazzieT on September 13, 2005 10:43 AM
I noticed leaves drying up and dying already on my young maple... is this normal and for this time of year...

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thanks in advance, I just bought the house in Feb and am just getting to know my plants here [teacher]

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-Tracie
by weezie13 on September 13, 2005 08:35 PM
Maples will sacrifice leaves here and there
during times of stress..
Heat, dry weather, not much food for it's roots, etc...
They will selectively choose leaves, to stop
feeding and they will dry up...
That is somewhat in the same process it takes
when turning to the fall colors too...

Your's look like its' just changing color for the season... Cooler nights and lighting *where the sun is* start the color changing
process for maples...and drier growing conditions.

Here's a bit more of the technical terms too.
Brief overview of a tree leaf during autumnal color change

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Weezie

Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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by catlover on September 13, 2005 11:04 PM
Snazzie....I have a bunch of liquid amber and live in California...a couple of mine are starting to turn colors and lose their leaves. I think the nights are starting to cool down and that is starting the process(IMO)!

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by floweraddict on September 14, 2005 12:10 PM
It's been several weeks since we had rain here and everything is very dry now.... and i noticed some leaves falling from the maple tree in the front yard. I'm quite sure it's stress due to very dry conditions we are experiencing... ;-)

Dry weather is quite a change! Been a few years since i've seen it this dry.. .
Now i can see which plants in my garden are really drought resistant!! I'm not too worried since most have already have "done their thing" for the season and are deep rooted.

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by SnazzieT on September 14, 2005 08:12 PM
thanks guys!! I wont stress over it then.

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-Tracie
by weezie13 on September 14, 2005 08:38 PM
I would just make sure to keep
watering it, every week until the
ground is frozen...

They like have adequate water until the
time they go to sleep.

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Weezie

Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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by papito on September 15, 2005 03:11 AM
I am in California too. I have 6 J. Maple in containers. A while back the leaves dried up and new ones sprouted. The night temperature is quite cold now, and has been the last few weeks. Some of the new leaves are beginning to turn brownish. I do minimal watering twice a week to keep the roots active.

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