Hello! I have a big leaf maple gorgeous tree, but it has some decline. I believe it is 60ish years old, about 70-80' tall, 10' in diameter at chest height. One large branch of the crown has died and the crown itself is thinner and less robust than other trees in the area. I've had two arborists come out, one wanted to cut down the dead crown and suggested soaker hose watering during drought weeks. The other would remove the dead section AND cut the crown back 1/3 AND inject fertilizer (24) directly into the trunk. In googling this and in looking on forums I have not found good info about the efficacy of injectables. I am concerned about drilling 24 holes in an already stressed tree, seems like an easy access point for damaging bacteria/virus/fungus. Can you point me to any research or resources or advice? Thanks! Adria
AZ Posted 11 months ago
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