Is My Big Alder Dying
I would not have planted them, but they shaded an area of our backyard beautifully, with the huge added bonus of privacy. I'll be glad to lose the one (crammed in) on the right, but hate the loss of the big one on left.
I've read conflicting reports on alders life span...one reported as little as 25 -30 years...about the age of these. We are in zone 10,, coastal, between San Diego and Los Angeles. In middle May it should be fully leafed out. Lots of dead branches. Opinions please.
I have ipad photo issues. Forgive if upside down, please