I have a three-foot Japanese Maple tree that I planted it in the spring. I followed the directions on how to plant it in the ground surrounded by mulch (very little mulch, and it is not touching the trunk or tree).

The problem is that the tree has started producing new leaves that are shooting out, and I am concerned because it started doing this in September. Is that a problem?

My recommendations for you would be to provide it with a good fertilizer this fall and spring to promote establishment. You will also need to monitor the soil to make sure that it stays moist. Generally not a big need during the fall, winter, and spring, I would also recommend watering well if we were to experience a deep freeze. This will help to protect the roots. There is not much you can do in regard to the new sprouting of the leaves except promote health and vigor in the tree.

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