Posted: 28/05/2012 at 16:07
OMG you put it in the bin because it had bugs, they wash off with cotton wool balls and a bit water if you want to take the organic root like myself.
Like I've said a hundred times acers don't like to be moved or messed about with, the chances are it'll not be dead, put it back into it's pot and keep the compost moist. It should come back next spring. Last year, I completely forgot to water my pot grown acer and its leaves shrivled up, but I kept it moist and this year its as good as new.