Hello. Our 10m maple (I think) has given full green leaves every year. This year none. Is it dead? Can trees take a season off? Can you recommend a reliable tree surgeon? Thanks.
Thank you for contacting the Toronto Mater Gardeners with your question.
Unfortunately if your tree has not shown itself by this time, it sounds like it has succumbed to what was a very severe winter for many trees and shrubs. They never take a year off, so you should look for an arborist to remove it.
Toronto Master Gardeners does not recommend specific companies, but if I can refer you to the Landscape Ontario link below , you can find arborists in your area.
Enjoy finding a new tree.