Name: Daisy I Reno, Nv (Zone 6b) Not all who wander are lost
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
President: Orchid Society of Northern Nevada