Japanese Maple not looking good!
I'm doing research for pictures of problems - aphids, bacteria, fungal disease. Thought I'd post pics here in the meantime of my sad maple.
Looks like it's been splitting for quite some time. We just bought this house in November. I went around the back of the tree for the first time tonight and didn't like what I saw.
It's sandwiched between a spruce on one side, large shrubs on the other, a fence behind and a deck in front of. The fence is on the south side of the tree but the house next door casts a shadow. More so now that they put a second floor on it last fall. Air exchange is certainly lacking, and I'm thinking about removing the shrubs. I don't know that I can part with the spruce.
Major splits on every section
Closeup of fungus?
This is what I found when I pulled back some bark. The white spots make me think of insects and I see a lot of information on aphids, but they look larger than this.
Thanks for looking. :)