How to know maple wilt and can it damage neighboring trees
First time poster. I looked through archives and didn't seem to find the right answer. I do know pictures are appreciated and I can follow up with one, but my question is in regards to my neighbors tree two doors down and I don't want to be that person strolling down the sidewalk to take a picture without it being necessary. My neighbors very old maple seems to be showing some sign of distress. This trunk is massive and half the shade hangs over half the street and it's well off the sidewalk. Anyhow, I noticed that there are three sporadic branches (none next to each other) on one side and then a singular low branch on the other side that have browned curled leaves, looks dead. The whole branch. Considering the size of the tree there only noticeable because there lower. Now my concern is its maple wilt as I know a few weeks ago I didn't notice it. Can this tree survive if it is? Is it actually that since the branches are sporadic, I had always read its usually one side that shows stress. Lastly, I have some very cherished maples in my yard that are young and old alike. Could mine become diseased? Or am I safe being two doors down? Any info on the spread of this is sparse at best. Any other potential issues it could be instead of wilt would be appreciated as well.