45 Year Old Red Leaf Maple has No Leaves on Top

Asked May 17, 2013, 3:11 AM EDT

My 45 year old red leaf maple last year it had about 1/3 of the top without leaves; this year about 2/3 of the tree has no leaves.

Baltimore County Maryland trees and shrubs red maple without leaves red maple top dying

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Trees die from many causes, more than half of which are not disease or insect pests but rather abiotic causes. Abiotic means that there was something wrong with the environment, such as too little water or damage to the root system from construction. We cannot make a diagnosis without more information about the situation of the tree and/or signs and symptoms.
Please send us as much information as you can to help with the diagnosis. Also read our website publication, "Common Abiotic Plant Problems," which may pinpoint the problem.