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Bur Oak and Maple Health Issues: North East Kansas

Bur Oak and Maple Health Issues: North East Kansas
Posted by: John Mulk (IP Logged)
Date: July 10, 2017 17:29

First of all, thanks to whomever reads and/or helps us on our post.

About a year ago, our trees began experiencing issues that seem like disease. We have Bur Oaks and Maples. They have always been kept well and trimmed correctly as not to lead to disease.

Our Bur Oaks are experiencing a very weird sickness or *something*. The leaves have stopped growing on the ends of the limbs and now mostly grow on the thicker branches and trunk only. The end of the limbs still have live buds and are still green, but dont keep or even grow leaves.

This is a link to several images of our Bur Oaks:

Bur Oak Ailments

Our Maples also seem to be having issues, it seems one side of the tree has died, but is still green and also keeps buds, so we really dont know whats happening.

Album of Maple Images:


We have a general property service that comes and fertilizes the grass and sprays our trees for pest control and they have been servicing us for 30 years now, and we called and asked about any formula changes etc and they sent us copies of what they use and it appears they havent changed anything since 2009, so we find it hard to believe that they are the issue.

The trees get plenty of water and these past two years have been wetter than most.

Quick Info:

- North East Kansas
- Symptoms started approx. 1-1.5 years ago
- Both trees started at the same time
- No new habits or chemical changes that we have made on the property
- No visible bug infestations or bark issues
- No physical damage or bad cuts to trimming or limbs
- climate here had been different lately, much warmer winters and fairly long summers with slightly warmer temps and more moisture.

If there is any more information I can give, please let me know. Thank you.

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