Answer: Well, my first suggestion is to move it away from the healthy one so it doensn't look so bad in comparison, but that's not a solution. These trees thrive in poor, dry soils, and are prone to disease if soil is damp or overly rich. Could it be that the soil just 10 feet from the healthy tree is closer to the water table, a leaky water line, etc.? Other underground lines (sewer, gas, etc.) can sometimes interfere with the health of plants. The only way to find out for sure is to have a professional arborist or agricultural extension agent (ph# 813/582-2149) take a look at the tree and make a diagnosis. These are fairly short-lived trees, too, so if they suggest an expensive solution, ask them as well about the expected life span of the tree. Hope this helps!
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