Sick young maple tree
Hello, help please, I have some young blaze autumn maple trees (maybe 10 yrs old). The bark seems to be peeling, and now it seems that a fungus has started to grow on the tree. Are these signs of of a dying tree. The canopy still looks fairly good. Can this be treated with something,and or should the trunk be rapped? Thank you for your help, Paul
Thank you for your prompt response, full disclosure, when I noticed the bark peaking I used a spray pruning sealer (black in color) to cover the open areas. Shortly after that I noticed the white fungus on it. Is there anything I can use to control the fungus? Thanks, Paul
Thanks for the clarification. We don't think knowing the blackened area is pruning sealer changes the diagnosis much. The fungus still indicates significant decay at the site. Nothing can be applied to arrest it. An arborist will be able to confirm or rule out this opinion by taking a close look at the tree onsite.