Japanese Maple Leaves Turning Brown

Question From: Charleston, West Virginia, United States
Q: I planted a Japanese maple and it was doing great now it looks like its dying the leaves are turning brown I don't see any fungus or bugs but we have had a lot of rain

A: Could be the location. Japanese maples are understory trees that do best in protected area. Afternoon shade and protection from wind and key to success. Good drainage is also important. Hopefully you did not fertilize it with chemicals. Take some of the damaged leaves back to the garden center or landscaper you bought it from for an ID. Best And Happy Yardening, Nancy.