We have a 20 year-old Sugar Maple in our front yard that is showing some...

Asked July 21, 2014, 1:02 PM EDT

We have a 20 year-old Sugar Maple in our front yard that is showing some early leaf color and has some black spots in places on the trunk. It also has some girding problems at the soil level. It also has some keystone around the perimeter, that measures about 8 x 8 feet. After doing some on-line research, it would seem the tree is in decline. We're not sure who to call to see if it can be saved or not. We think it may be too late. Who would you recommend? We live in Maple Grove, MN. Yes, we have clay soil. :(

Hennepin County Minnesota

1 Response

Thank you for your question.

Visit the International Society of Aboriculture website. They have a good search tool there that will help you find a certified arborist in your area (search by zip code). Here is the link: http://www.isa-arbor.com/findanarborist/arboristsearch.aspx

Best of luck and thanks for contacting Ask an expert.