Vine maple with burnt leaves.

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Hey guys! I have an old vine maple with lots of sun damaged leaves (I think). I already defoliate most of it this year and it grew back, can I defoliate again? or just leave it as it is now. There’s some new leaves that’s growing out and it’s been moved to a more shaded spot. I just hate the look of nasty burnt leaves on it. Thanks.
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That looks more like drought damage, not sun damage. Middle of August is too late in the year for defoliation, and you already weakened it with the previous one. I wouldnt do it.
 

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Thats odds because I water it every day, and it doesn't get full sun either, just in the afternoon. Thank you.
 

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Thats odds because I water it every day, and it doesn't get full sun either, just in the afternoon. Thank you.
Insufficient healthy roots, dry hot winds and a environment that absorbs a lot of heat from the sun (usually stones) can contribute to drought damage too. Looks like your substrate is largely coarse and inorganic, during hot weather watering once a day may have been too little.
 

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