When we built our house, and later our pool, we picked this beautiful tree to provide us with shade in the afternoon. It was one of the largest trees on the spot we chose to build. We hated to cut any hardwood but were forced to remove some.
Many, many squirrel have built nest and raised in this tree.
I looked up and saw bare spots on the trunk. I had noticed a few limbs in the yard but thought it was just due to wind or natural shedding.......
I fear that my beautiful shade tree is dying. I don't know why. We had an awful drought this year but would that make a tree of this age die?
I am so sad to lose this beauty. I should have noticed what was happening earlier and maybe I could have done something to save it.