A Real Bummer
It looks like my Autumn Blaze maples have Verticillium Wilt. I'm guessing that the roots finally got out into the farm field, and they probably were damaged by the plow, and then the VW entered through the root wounds. I was hoping this wouldn't happen, but at the same time expecting it someday. I knew better than to plant maples near a farm field, but the price was right and I couldn't think of where else to plant them at the time. So far 3 of the 7 trees are showing it. I'm sure they're all connected underground.