Maple Tree

I have a client with a maple tree that is experiencing some dieback issues. The tree does have some scars from previous injuries but hasn’t been an issue in the past. The owner would like to know what could be causing the dieback.

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  1. Amanda: I wonder about girdling roots on the tree (look around the trunk, at or below the soil line). The bare areas on the trunk/branch likely started as frost cracks. Trees tend to be more prone to frost cracks when they’re under stress and girdling roots can be one stress. It might also be good to check for Verticillium wilt, but I’d need to see a sample in the lab to diagnose that. Hope this helps. Let me know if you have questions. Brian (:))

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