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What is happening to my japanese maple

Posted by maulmtwxd 4 (My Page) on
Thu, May 7, 09 at 23:53

I have had a japanese maple on the corner of my property for 7-8 years. It was approx 3' when I planted it and has grown to be approx 15' tall and 10' in diameter. This spring almost 1/3 of the tree appears dead. There are no leaves on the branches and the bark is pealing. The other 2/3 of the tree looks fine-healthy leaves and branches. It gets moderate sun, good drainage and water. What could be happening to it? I would hate to loose such a beautiful tree. Should I prune the dead branches off? It seems like too much to take off.

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