Maple tree diseasef #798457

Asked June 29, 2022, 10:14 AM EDT

Our maple tree is losing leaves. Leaves on tree are curled and brown. In past years leaves were more yellow in color than green.Clay soil. Carver county.

Carver County Minnesota

Expert Response

Unless the bark on the trunk has been girdled (removed) most of the way around, or damaged in the same way by a weed whip, the most probable cause is stem girdling roots.  This is very common in maple trees planted too deep. 

Girdling Roots (

You may have to have a certified arborist make an examination.  It will require physically cutting and removing those roots.  You can find an arborist in your area by going to this link and putting in your zip code:

Barbara Harlan Replied June 29, 2022, 1:59 PM EDT

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