Tree question

(Question)

Hello,

IMG_1358I had a Maple tree fall on my car and I am looking for an opinion on whether or not it appears the tree was diseased, which might have caused it to break when it shouldn’t have. (It was a bit windy out that day, but nothing crazy). I have attached a photo. Any insight would be very appreciated!

Thank you,

Andrea

(Answer)

Thank you for contacting the Toronto Master Gardeners with your inquiry. It is difficult to say with 100% certainty if the tree was severely diseased and if this was the cause for its break. I would suggest contacting a certified arborist. To find a certified professional arborist to help you with your problem, visit the Ontario branch of the International Society of Arboriculture here.