Many trees are suffering these days.  Could be Japanese beetles, which is not good, it could be the dreaded Emerald Ash Borer which is worse.

Rochester City Forester Jeff Haberman spent some time this morning with Rich Peterson and Kim David about another epidemic of sorts.

Girdling.

It's terminal for most trees and it's all because it wasn't planted the right way.  He explains how you should plant your tree the right way.

Email Jeff is you have any questions at JHaberman@rochestermn.gov