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    Drying maple?

    Hi there. I have a question about a maple tree in our front yard. The tree is about 15 years old and started to look a little dry. In isolation, it doesn't really look "sick". However, the next door neighbor has an identical tree of the same age, and the contrast between the two is really noticeable. Theirs is full and green, and doesn't have "empty" branches, whereas ours has a lot of them, and is thinner, and even has a branch with all brown leaves. When you break some of our tree's branches, they snap & you can tell they're really dry. However, some look perfectly fine.

    We're not sure what to do, this is the first season that it's looked like this, so if it'll recover, we'd rather just wait it out. On the other hand, if this is a sign that it's dying and there's something we can do to prevent that, we'd like to try. We're in central CT and I'm wondering if there's an inexpensive service that would come out and "diagnose" the problem? Thanks for any help in advance.

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    RE: Drying maple?

    Get a certified arborist to come and look at it. If you get someone who is not a certified arborist, you may (or may not) save money, and you may (or may not) get someone who actually knows what they're doing - however, you will be paying someone who didn't care/bother/wasn't able to get certified.
    Cheers,
    Everett

    Green Man Enviroscaping LLC
    www.greenmanenvy.com

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