Answer: Maples can be subject to any number of problems. Unfortunately, based on your description it is impossible to determine what exactly happened to your tree but to be honest if it never leafed out last summer I suspect it may be dead. You might wish to consult with your County Extension (727-7850) and perhaps show them a representative bud and branch sample to see if they can give you a positive diagnosis and suggested remedy, if any. I'm sorry about your tree.
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