Leaf Tar Spot

Leaf Tar Spots on your Maple Tree may appear alarming, but there’s not a lot you can or should do to rid your trees of this unsightly condition. It is still recommended that we check your tree to make sure it is Leaf Tar Spots and not some other more threatening issue. Simple cleanup of dead leaves by the base of the tree will remove the spores and minimize re-occurrence.


  • black spots varying in size from pinhole to pencil
  • drought conditions can lead to these spots appearing more blistered and more leaf damage later in the season