Vine Maple problem?
I have a vine maple that is looking a little sad. The leaves are sparse and are the color they normally would be in the fall--orange and red. A large vine maple next to it died over the winter, but another one close by is green and healthy. We had two large pine trees removed in March next to the one that is not looking happy. Any thoughts? Thanks.
Multnomah County Oregon
The tree that died next to this one died over the winter and I have no idea why. It seemed healthy last fall. We have an automatic watering system in the area where this tree lives, so it does get consistent water. Maybe not enough? We have not given this area any supplemental water yet this year. But like I said, the other vine maples in this same area are healthy and green. I have not fertilized any of the vine maples. No, I've not tried anything on the tree yet, not knowing whether to do anything or take a watch and see approach.