What's wrong with our tree

Asked June 25, 2020, 12:47 PM EDT

Our maple tree by the lake seems to have something going on with it. It's always been a beautiful tree. But this year 1 side has hardly any leaves and the other side has very small leaves. Any idea what might be wrong and how to treat it?

Ottawa County Michigan

1 Response


I cannot tell from the pictures what has caused the damage but there was a severe frost in May that caused extensive damage to large trees. There are fears that they may not recover. I suggest that you reduce any other stress that the tree may suffer. Keep it watered—one inch a week and perhaps if your area goes into drought conditions, water it more often.

For a better diagnosis, consult with a certified arborist. Go to www.treesaregood.org the website of the International Society of Arboriculture to locate an arborist near you.

Thank you for your question.