Young maple did not drop leaves #737548 - Ask Extension

Knowledgebase

Young maple did not drop leaves #737548

Asked January 29, 2021, 10:16 AM EST

Is there anything I can do now or in the spring? I am new to Colorado and snow.

Boulder County Colorado

Expert Response

Hi, Thanks for contacting the Master Gardeners.
   Although it seems unusual, some species just hang on to their leaves longer than others. It can also be because of an early frost in the fall. When this happens the tree did not have enough time to adjust to dormancy gradually like it naturally does. I'm sending you a link that will help explain this a little more. It is actually not anything to be of great concern. In the spring or later this winter the tree will drop it's leaves naturally.

Why do my trees still have their leaves?
https://www.ag.ndsu.edu/horticulture/joes-old-pages/why-do-my-trees-still-have-leaves-in-november
Boulder County Master Gardener Replied January 29, 2021, 8:24 PM EST
Thank you!
The Question Asker Replied January 29, 2021, 9:22 PM EST
Glad to be able to help out :) Please feel free to contact us with any other gardening questions
Boulder County Master Gardener Replied January 29, 2021, 10:49 PM EST

Loading ...