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Clark2008 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-03-07 07:41 AM
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12. I live in Tennessee and had a sugar maple tree that was slowly

I couldn't afford a tree surgeon, so I tried the local co-op's services to try and determine what was causing it.

It wasn't infested with any vermin. It may have been struck by lightening (not sure), but it most certainly was dying from the top down, not the bottom up as you suggest.

I sold that house to my mother who took some inheritence money and just had the tree cut (it was very, very large and could have fallen on the neighbors' houses, so, rather than take a risk, she simply had it felled).

I examined the branches and the trunk after it was cut and nothing - no insect infestation, no problem with the lower branches - just the topper most of the popper most.

Very odd.
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  -Say goodbye to maple syrup cali  Mar-03-07 06:56 AM   #0 
  - In 1798  H2O Man   Mar-03-07 07:07 AM   #1 
  - That's pretty extraordinary.  cali   Mar-03-07 07:11 AM   #4 
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  - Thank you. n/t  H2O Man   Mar-03-07 07:38 AM   #10 
  - Thanks for that  Jcrowley   Mar-03-07 09:17 AM   #26 
  - The best source  H2O Man   Mar-03-07 07:35 AM   #9 
  - The wisdom of indigenous people  malaise   Mar-03-07 07:38 AM   #11 
  - One of the books  H2O Man   Mar-03-07 12:08 PM   #37 
     - If I Could Nominate A Post  Me.   Mar-03-07 12:28 PM   #38 
     - Well, thank you.  H2O Man   Mar-03-07 12:39 PM   #39 
     - Thanks for this lovely response  malaise   Mar-03-07 03:39 PM   #48 
     - Always look forward to reading your posts.  BushDespiser12   Mar-03-07 07:53 PM   #53 
  - I live in Tennessee and had a sugar maple tree that was slowly  Clark2008   Mar-03-07 07:41 AM   #12 
  - Are Sugar Maples Indigenous to TN?  Crisco   Mar-03-07 09:14 AM   #25 
  - I see tons of them. Maybe because I live in the foothills of  Clark2008   Mar-03-07 10:05 AM   #32 
  - We have some in our neighborhood  Virginian   Mar-04-07 12:01 AM   #55 
  - I wonder, do you know if...  ms liberty   Mar-03-07 08:05 AM   #16 
  - Well, the Cherokee  H2O Man   Mar-03-07 08:32 AM   #19 
  - In the 1950s,  Error   Mar-03-07 12:44 PM   #40 
  - What me Worry?  sce56   Mar-03-07 06:48 PM   #49 
  - You hear a lot about the Mayan calendar these days...  InvisibleTouch   Mar-03-07 01:15 PM   #44 
  - Acid rain causes trees to die from the top down. I saw this happening  jwirr   Mar-03-07 07:36 PM   #51 
  - Acid rain causes trees to die from the top down. I saw this happening  jwirr   Mar-03-07 07:36 PM   #52 
  - Oh, Please, We'll Still Have Maple Syrup  iamjoy   Mar-03-07 07:10 AM   #2 
  - Well except for the part where all those bees have gone missing.  wildeyed   Mar-03-07 07:15 AM   #5 
  - Bees Missing - GREAT!  iamjoy   Mar-03-07 07:27 AM   #7 
  - Um... how do you expect vegetation to flourish without bees?  Clark2008   Mar-03-07 07:44 AM   #13 
     - I Wasn't Serious  iamjoy   Mar-03-07 08:09 AM   #17 
        - when I read your other posts, I thought you were making fun  halobeam   Mar-03-07 08:52 AM   #20 
  - Here is an article out today on the plight of bees...  Texas Explorer   Mar-03-07 12:02 PM   #36 
     - Thanks, that is the best article I have seen on the honeybee problem.  wildeyed   Mar-03-07 01:22 PM   #45 
  - Just like polar bears can swim for it, so long as they don't have to go tooooooooooo far.  lonestarnot   Mar-03-07 08:56 AM   #21 
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  - Actually Bush conceded that climate change is an anthropogenic phenomenon  Telly Savalas   Mar-03-07 08:16 AM   #18 
  - First you will see the elm trees wither, then the maples will die from the top  SpiralHawk   Mar-03-07 07:29 AM   #8 
  - Right  H2O Man   Mar-03-07 07:54 AM   #14 
  - What the traditional elders said at the HOUSE OF MICA (UN headquarters)  SpiralHawk   Mar-03-07 09:00 AM   #22 
     - Here is Leon  H2O Man   Mar-03-07 11:43 AM   #33 
  - I can vouch for the plight of the elms.  La_Fourmi_Rouge   Mar-03-07 07:58 AM   #15 
     - I have 12 acres with a lot of Elm trees. I can't count how many Elms I've lost.  B Calm   Mar-03-07 09:17 AM   #27 
     - Elms were not killed by global warming and have nothing to do with it!  Auntie Bush   Mar-03-07 12:02 PM   #35 
        - I have not made that claim.  La_Fourmi_Rouge   Mar-03-07 12:59 PM   #43 
        - Here in Northern New York we lost most of our Elm trees  A Simple Game   Mar-03-07 01:41 PM   #47 
  - who killed the electric car?  pretzel4gore   Mar-03-07 09:00 AM   #23 
  - K&R  CrazyOrangeCat   Mar-03-07 09:11 AM   #24 
  - K&R  Jcrowley   Mar-03-07 09:19 AM   #28 
  - Malloy brought up Honeybees the other night. I haven't heard about  B Calm   Mar-03-07 09:24 AM   #29 
  - more bad news  mdmc   Mar-03-07 09:25 AM   #30 
  - Ohhhhhhhh, nooooooooooooo!  mcscajun   Mar-03-07 09:47 AM   #31 
  - Thank you for posting this.  devilgrrl   Mar-03-07 12:01 PM   #34 
  - Just read the story in the NYT. Sad, very sad...  48percenter   Mar-03-07 12:56 PM   #41 
  - That's terrible - I love hotcakes and maple syrup  aint_no_life_nowhere   Mar-03-07 12:57 PM   #42 
  - Damn!  graywarrior   Mar-03-07 01:26 PM   #46 
  - We have sugar maples here in Minnesota to. I wonder if this is  jwirr   Mar-03-07 07:33 PM   #50 
  - I have happy memories of a "sugar on snow" party in Vermont-  Olney Blue   Mar-03-07 10:03 PM   #54 
  - I've always got my maple syrup from Canada and didn't even know  Laurier   Mar-04-07 12:33 AM   #56 
     - Vermont maple syrup tastes better - the trees have their roots  SpiralHawk   Mar-04-07 06:24 PM   #57 

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