Maple Tree Needs Your Help!
I just purchased a new home in Southeastern PA that has a sick looking Maple tree out front. The tree is likely to be about 20 years old
1. The tree has lots of dead growth at the top of tree.
2. There are not many leaves and some are brown.
3. The trunk near the base has 20-30 tiny round holes. Some sort of borer from what I've read online.
4. In this same area as the holes, the bark is brittle and crumbling off.
I just put down some organic mulch and will start watering, we've had a dry spell for a few months.
Any suggestions on what is causing the growth issues??? Your advice is greatly appreciated.