Maple Leaf Tar Spots

 

Gardens

 by the Man in the Tilley Hat

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This is a picture of TAR (black) SPOT on a leaf in my garden and there are a few more about.

It is a subject that many folk will remember over the past few years.

Last year, it was not too bad, and developed late.

But the few previous years were quite disastrous, with denuding trees mid-Summer, and especially in the London area where every Maple lost its leaves. It starts with yellow spots on leaves in hot and very humid weather, and one can see the patch develop through the season.

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21/03/2009 05:06 PM


I like to pick up and get rid of any infected leaves, usually burning is great, deep burying, could be used. Composting maybe OK if one get the HIGH HEAT to destroy the fungus.

A well-known writer, usually put any that she had in with other compost matter in a plastic bag , sealed and left over Winter, and this seemed to destroy the fungus. But one must have HEAT.

DO NOT LEAVE ANY INFECTED LEAVES ON GROUND THROUGH SPRING/EARLY SUMMER.


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