This is a fundamental understanding when it comes to working with nature as apposed to trying to control nature. In trees, most of the nutrients that the trees mine from the soil are stored in the leaves.
When the leaves fall from the tree, they break down and add nutrients back into the soil but at a shallow level. therefore providing nutrients for the tree and surrounding plants. Maple leaves are among the highest in both Maco and Micro nutrients.
Adding a so called green like manure, coffee grounds and so on to the leaves addes further macro and micro nutrients and supplies the needed nitrogen to fuel the decompostion of the leaves such that the tree can acquire these added nutrients.
Using my recomdations, your tree will be healthier, more able to ward off any infections and handle other stresses such as cold much easier.
Not wanting to get into a discussion regarding global warming and weather extremes; I will just make the note that scientific literature states that the ocean temperature rise due to increased greenhouse gas increase forcast more extreme temperature and weather phenomena. Taking this data into concern, the more we can do to strengthen our plants the better chance they will have to combat any climate change that is the result of global warming.