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Shumard Red Oak dying?

18 years ago

Can someone look at these pictures and tell me what I can do to help my tree? I'm new at this, and don't even know how to take care of it. My neighbor gave it to me about 5 years ago, and he planted it. It hasn't grown tall, but the trunk has grown thicker. I call this a Pin Oak, but he gave me the tag from the tree and it says "Shumard Red Oak"

The tree appears to be dying. The small branches that do produce leaves - it seems like the leaf color is light green and sickly. they're small too. There are other branches that have no leaves at all and look dead. There are some tiny white spots on the branches and trunk.

is this tree being attacked by fungus? or does it just need some fertilizer?

Any help would be appreciated. thanks, dennis

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