Identification: Black Spots

Discussion in 'Maples' started by JosephKellum, Dec 22, 2014.

  1. JosephKellum

    JosephKellum New Member

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    Can you help me identify the issue with this maple tree?
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    JosephKellum New Member

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    Here are more photos.
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  3. emery

    emery Renowned Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    I'm not sure what the stuff is, but it kind of looks like a black crustose lichen of some kind. If so, it is harmless.

    Pic 2 looks a bit like a reaction to mechanical damage, perhaps an insect borer or some kind?

    How is the tree doing otherwise?

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