Several property owners in the Twin Tiers are asking what is going on with their big trees.

Many Broome County residents say they have noticed the leaves turning brown and dropping on their shade trees.

New York State environmental officials say maple trees have been affected by a black spot mold, exasperated by the wet conditions.

Residents are advised to just rake up the leaves to keep the infestation from recurring in the spring and their tree should bounce back.


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