I have moved to virginia and have become my daughter's "yard boy" which I am delighted to do.
She has a mature Japanese Maple in her front yard that is probably 30+ years old...beautiful tree. Approximately 18 feet tall and very broad. It has decided not to bloom this spring and it has for the last couple of years I have been here. I laid some combination broad leaf killer with an area fertilizer in the area in March but not within the drip line of the tree. We had two fairly deep freezes before which I swear i noticed some "coming out."
In my looking around these are hearty trees and pretty hard to kill. The limbs still have some flexibility and there appears to be some, moisture. I see no borers or insects in the area and nothing is dead around it.
Do or can these things die suddenly? Or some how have i committed a tree murder?
Thanks for any help.....I can provide pics if requested. The tree just looks bare and not "dead yet"