Red Maple disease?

Asked May 16, 2018, 8:28 PM EDT

I have a red maple, not any issues last year. This year the top has leaves, and 2 bottom branches. The middle is barren. The branches look to have buds but never opened. Any options for saving tree or is it gone?

Fairfield County Ohio maple trees

1 Response

From the images it looks like the tree is in a gradual decline. You could prune out the dead and see what happens but my guess is it would just continue to slowly die back.