Sycamore Tree Has Shoots At Base And Top Half Is Bare And Looks Dry

Question From: A. Madigan - Arvada, Colorado, United States
Q: I planted a Sycamore tree last year. This spring there are new shoots at the base of the tress and some leaves coming in on the lower branches but the top half of the tree is bare and looks crispy. I don't know what to do . Any suggests?

A: Sorry to break the news but your tree is dying. Best Nancy