Maple diseased or planted too deep
Over the past two weeks my maple tree's leaves started to turn pale and then brown. One afternoon there was a strong wind that came with one of the rain storms and took the tree out of the ground. I was surprised by what I found... no roots. It appears the tree was planted too deep and may have once had mulch that filled in with grass. There was only two inches of the core trunk that was actually holding the tree up. I would like to plant another maple tree in its place but would like to be sure this didn't have a disease that would impact future trees I plant. Any advice is much appreciated.