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Jun 24, Lots of green leaves have been falling off my healthy looking maple tree for about 3 - 4 weeks now. I believe it is a sugar maple. There are no marks on the leaves themselves, and the tree, and bark appear healthy. The tips of the leaf stems look dark. After doing some online research, I thought maybe it was maple petiole borer. May 31, This leaf drop is caused by the feeding of maple petiole borers, Caulocampus acericaulis. Petiole borers are small insects called sawflies, which are non-stinging wasps.
The sawfly is only about 1/6 of an inch long and emerges from the soil in the spring to mate and lay eggs near the base of the petiole of maple shrubgrinding.barted Reading Time: 2 mins. May 30, When maples suddenly drop their leaves in June or July, it's usually due to drought, a sudden change in temperature or insects like scale, aphids or a specific wasp larva that burrows into the leaf petioles.
When the trees are stressed by drought or sucking insects like aphids, the leaves will turn yellow or brown before dropping. Jan 25, The lack of water and nutrients flowing through the tree causes branches to die; at first small ones high up in the tree and later whole limbs lose their leaves and die.
Often this is first noticed when a branch starts to show fall colors in late summer, long before other trees begin to color at all/5(K). Aug 22, The best way to treat and prevent maple tar involves a little elbow grease! As the leaves fall, rake and destroy all leaves. Do your best to get every single leaf out of the area, which in turn will remove most of the tar spot fungal spores. Black spots on your maple leaves? Apr 12, Why is my maple tree losing lots of leaves now?
You said the leaves were still green when they fall, but the stems looked darkened. There could be several reasons for leaf.