Scorched Japanese Maple...

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  1. Kelly Patchett

    Kelly Patchett New Member

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    Not sure I’m doing this correctly but I could use some advice. I have a Japanese Maple that I grew from a seed and while I was away for two weeks on business I came home to my maple having a scorched limb. My gardener gave it a snub cut close to the trunk but the damage has moved down to the trunk. Is there anyway to save this tree. I’ll do whatever I can to save it. Please Help.

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    wcutler Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Welcome, Kelly. We don't have permission to zoom in to view this photo in a larger format. Please check out Attach photos and files and reply and attach the photo again. Thanks.
     
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    Margot Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    Unless this young tree has a significant sentimental value to you, remember that there are hundreds of Japanese Maple cultivars available and even more seedlings.

    Having said that, I can tell that the tree looks pretty healthy (expanded the photo on Word), considering that it has lost a major branch.

    I think you should feel optimistic that it will survive and flourish as long as it is cared for properly from now on.
     
  4. Kelly Patchett

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    This picture might be better to see
     

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    Thank you, it does have sentimental value as it was an offspring of another Japanese Maple that is now approx. 25' tall and beautiful. It was a building site rescue that I planted in the ground but moved about a year ago. If I could've taken that with me, I would have!
     
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    wcutler Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Yes, we can see it full size when we click. Thanks.
     
  7. Kelly Patchett

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    Thank you!
     
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    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    Good morning Kelly. IMO I would cut it down to below the black marking and let it re establish from there. If you leave it as it is, it will gradually die back all the way down the healthy trunk until your tree dies. Once cut I would then apply Bordeaux mix paste to the cut. It then has a fighting chance.

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  9. Kelly Patchett

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    Thank you so much. Closely watching, I believe this is the route I will go.
     

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