Ok, now I'm going to milk it and ask about my Japanese Red Maple! This may not be the right place to ask, but I thought I'd try here first.
(We bought this house last year and it has incredible gardens & trees/shrubs/bushes, but we're novices, thus the questions.)
The top foot, to foot-and-a-half of our JRM was barren all last year - no leaves! I can see that it looks like the same will happen again this year. These branches are a dead-looking grey-brown colour, whereas the rest of the tress has a nice healthy reddish-brown colour.
Should I cut these branches off at the point where they appear to have died? Or is there some other solution to this problem?
(I may be able to find a photo that shows the tree from last year, but that would take me a while.)
Thanks - Port Elgin Pete.