Musk Maple Dropping Leaves

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Hey guys- So I acquired this/ these musk maples at an estate sale auction earlier on this year. It’s been doing fine and looking healthy, but a decent amount leaves haves started to turn yellow/ pale and fall off over the past week or so. I know we are getting to the end of the growing season in Central Virginia Zone 7B, I’m just wondering if this is normal for them to lose their leaves earlier than everything else? Or is the pale leaves a sign of needing some fert? I last fertilized probably 3 weeks ago. 1st pic is from a few days ago, 2nd pic is from earlier this year. Any advice is appreciated! This is my first post on Bonsai Nut, but I have been creeping for a while. Thanks!
 

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sorce

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They're kinda like the latest Conspiracy Theories....
Quite Interior!

Welcome to Crazy!

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TomRVA

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They're kinda like the latest Conspiracy Theories....
Quite Interior!

Welcome to Crazy!

Sorce
Lol Quite interior?! Not quite sure what that means…. But thanks!
 

cbroad

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What's up from RVA!

I heard about that estate sale earlier this year; unfortunately too late...

Nice tree though!
 

TomRVA

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What's up from RVA!

I heard about that estate sale earlier this year; unfortunately too late...

Nice tree though!
RVA Reppin! lol. I’m actually in Powhatan , but close enough right? Ya man, that guy had some great stuff. I felt bad watching him watch all of his life’s work being sold off- but he couldn’t take care of everything due to his age I presume. That was the first bonsai auction I’d been a part of and it was cool, starts gettin personal with the out bidding thing lol. But ya I’m watching these leaves fall off, early in my opinion,and just trying to get some other opinions on the musk maple..
 

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but close enough right?
Close enough, I live on the Southside actually.

I have no experience with that species at all, but the heat we've been having recently may be contributing. I've definitely seen some interior shedding on some of my trees lately.
 

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I have no experience with that species at all, but the heat we've been having recently may be contributing. I've definitely seen some interior shedding on some of my trees lately.
I've got limited experience with this species, just trying to grow a few out right now. That said, mine are all a deep green right now and I suspect our heat's been similar.
 

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