Red Maple Tree Leaves Have Small Tan Spots

Question From: Westminster, Maryland, United States
Q: I have a red maple (don't know if it's Japanese or not). It has developed small tan-colored spots on the leaves. It's a young tree and I would appreciate any help you could give me. I haven't put anything on it to try to get rid of the spots.

A: If it were my tree I would get an onsite inspection from a certified arborist. They can identify the tree and advise you on treatment, check it out for other issues and identify it, which will be helpful. Best And Happy Yardening, Nancy