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Q.Can this maple be saved or do I need to have it removed? See photos.

Zone 07450 | Anonymous added on May 15, 2020 | Answered

I would like your opinion based on the photos as to the health of this tree.

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Answered on May 17, 2020

Unfortunately, when Maples get this old, they start to deteriorate very quickly. It appears from the photo that this tree is dangerously close to your house. This will cause many problems if not resolved quickly. Their roots are also highly invasive, so if you have a septic tank nearby then I would also have that inspected. It is recommended to plant large maples at least 20 to 50 feet from anything that could be damaged by invasive roots.

Your local extension service will be able to help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/extension-search

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