June 19, 2012
Since there was two trees close by, this would indicate a disease. I would suspect a root rot of some kind. Verticillium Wilt or Cotton Root Rot are both possible, but there are several root rots it could be. I would highly recommend that you take a sample of the soil and roots of the tree to your local extension service to have them tested to be sure what it is. Many of these disease can spread rapidly through the soil and kill other plants in your yard if not addressed.
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