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Old 04-03-2012, 11:52 AM   #1
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Noticing that most of my 30 yr old linden is starting to leaf out. About 1/3 of it is not and on that same side there are mushroom-like fungi growing from it.

I've had to cut back several branches over the past few years because the leaves wilt and the branches die out. Now I've got over 1/3 of the tree not budding and it has me a bit worried.

Anyone know if there is anything I can do?

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Have an arborist look at it.

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Have an arborist look at it.
I was hoping to avoid that. I'm assuming it will cost me quite a bit to have them just come out, let along actually do anything.
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They will look at it and give recommendations for free, at least they do here.
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They will look at it and give recommendations for free, at least they do here.
Good to know. I'm going to wait through this weekend after some rainfall, and then make a decision. I suppose it is possible that this part of the tree is lagging behind....suspiciously however.
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Good to know. I'm going to wait through this weekend after some rainfall, and then make a decision. I suppose it is possible that this part of the tree is lagging behind....suspiciously however.

Having been an aborist myself, I would agree, but give it another week or so and see what happens. If it is dead then it is dead and should be removed for the health of the rest of the tree.
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Having been an aborist myself, I would agree, but give it another week or so and see what happens. If it is dead then it is dead and should be removed for the health of the rest of the tree.
Do you think there could/would be any other reason for the lack of growth on just one part of the tree?
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IMO if there is fungus growing on the same area, it is rotting there and dead or dying. I agree with the prev poster. Get the damaged area down ASAP to try and save the rest. Fwiw, arborists here in Chicago give free estimates as well.
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Do you think there could/would be any other reason for the lack of growth on just one part of the tree?

There could be a multitude of reasons, from here I cannot tell. A qualified tree surgeon such as Bartlett Tree Experts will come and diagnose for free.

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