Sugar maple tree inquiry
I have a sugar maple tree that is 35+ years old with a diameter of about 42 inches. In the past, this tree has been dense with foliage and provided lots of shade. This year it has produced an extraordinary amount of seeds and the foliage is more sparse than past years. My question is due to the seed production could that be why the foliage is less dense or is this a sign of the tree beginning to die. Since it is such a huge tree and also close to my house I would want to be ahead of the game and take the tree down before it should begin to decay inside and come down in a storm.
Stearns County Minnesota
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