Sandc
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half of ficus tree is drying

My mother has a 20 year old ficus tree which is in front of our house. It has an ark in the middle as to make an entrance. About two weeks ago on one corner of the ficus tree, the leaves started drying and falling. Now the whole part of one side of the ficus tree is dried. Attached is a picture. What could it be? For 20 years it has never have had this problem. By the way the power cable on the picture are not crossing the ficus tree. These cables are on the other side of the street.

The other side of the ficus tree is very beautiful green. No sign drying.

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Re: half of ficus tree is drying

here is the picture.
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Re: half of ficus tree is drying

Is it two trees with a trunk on either side? If that is the case, check to see if there has been some damage to the dying side. Perhaps one side is under more stress for some reason and its natural lifespan is nearing an end. It would be a shame to only have half an arch until a new tree can grow into its spot. More information may be needed for a good explanation and solution.
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Re: half of ficus tree is drying

yes, I mentioned "a ficus tree" and they are two ficus trees. Two trunks. Separate.

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Re: half of ficus tree is drying

I check the leaves from the drying ficus tree to see if they had some spots (Fungus?) but they are clean. a liquid comes out from the base of tree trunk. When it dries it is somewhat sticky.

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