Maple - Verticillum wilt?
I have a maple tree, estimating it is 30+ years old. A large branch has lost leaves and generally the tree does seem to be in trouble. From research and a phone call with a local tree person, it may be Verticillum wilt. How can I be sure? I would like to confirm the issue before determining next steps. Deborah
Le Sueur County Minnesota
I suggest you contact a certified arborist to inspect your tree if you want a diagnosis:
The symptoms you described are consistent with verticillium wilt, but it could be something else. Verticillium is difficult to diagnose for certain without lab tests. Check this diagnostic site:
Verticillium may or may not be serious, depending on a number of factors. Read here: