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San Ramon, CA
Jun 15, 2020 9:53 AM CST
The bark of the tree trunk is peeling off, and the branches became white and dead. Does anyone know what's wrong?
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Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
Not all who wander are lost
Garden Sages Plant Identifier
Jun 15, 2020 10:21 AM CST

The Maple is dying. For whatever reason, the trunk has been girdled and without the ability of nutrients and water to flow up and down the trunk, the tree will die. It looks like the borers have moved in also, that's always a bad sign.

Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and proclaiming...."WOW What a Ride!!" -Mark Frost

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San Ramon, CA
Jun 15, 2020 11:33 AM CST
I'm guessing the tree is too drought or planted too low under the ground. Is there anything I can do to save this tree?

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