Can I Save my 20+ year old Japanese Maple?
I posted a message yesterday, asking if anyone could tell me if my Mature Japanese Maple was dead. I'm not sure of the type of Japanese Maple I have, but it looked to be in healthy condition last Fall. It shows no sign of budding/blooming and it is May 1st. I'm located in Long Island, NY (Zone 7). I had a couple of Arbourists look at it and they both said that the Tree's roots were "Girdling" or it obtained some sort of disease that cut off the Vascular System. One mentioned that for $1,200 they could dig out the roots, prune them, feed & fertilize them, but they couldn't guarantee recovery.
I was wondering if it is worth trying? How old do Japanese Maples live until? Should I try anything else to salvage this tree? Any advise is welcome. Thanks. Jim