Question From: Johnston City, Illinois, United States
Q: Bark peeling off and tree defoliating and dying.
John I have no crystal ball. If you value the tree get an on-site inspection from a tree doctor, a certified arborist. Good Luck and Happy Yardening, Nancy
Q: Nancy I was under the impression that you had some knowledge about trees that did not require a crystal ball. Sorry I will delete the bookmark on your web page
Oh John, Sorry if I offended you. My answer was honest. There is no way I would attempt to diagnose your tree's issue from the information you gave me. It would be unethical. You may have and insect problem, a disease, an animal issue, a water issue or all of the above. Bugs and diseases are plant specific to species. Hope you follow my advice if you want to save your tree. Best And Happy Yardening, Nancy.