Solved please help identify this sad tree

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  1. CaptainGreenfinger

    CaptainGreenfinger Apprentice Gardener

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    hi all,

    i'm new here and tbh very inexperienced and not at all green fingered, but would love some advice regarding a tree in my garden please! Its much climbed by my very young boys so would love it to get bigger and healthier if possible..

    Anyway is isn't doing so well, particularly on the path side where it is overshadowed by a successful neighbours tree. I think it is a sycamore but not really sure.

    I need to figure out what the fungus/disease is and if it is past the point of properly recovering but I guess the first step is to identify what it is.

    any help much appreciated thanks!20200517_100056.jpg20200517_153512.jpg20200517_153443.jpg20200517_153556.jpg20200517_153606.jpg20200517_153622.jpg20200517_153531.jpg
     
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    Scrungee Well known for it

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    That's Lichens, not fungus.
     
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    • CaptainGreenfinger

      CaptainGreenfinger Apprentice Gardener

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      Thanks Scrungee!
      Looks like Lichens is not harmful and so not the reason its doing so poorly
       
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      Fat Controller 'Cuddly' Scottish Admin! Staff Member

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      I suspect it is simply the location that is making it do poorly - being very close to that other, much larger tree will not only be starving it of nutrients and water, but also light.
       
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      • pete

        pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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        Looks healthy to me, as said it being overshadowed so struggling to compete for light.
        It is a maple, Acer of some kind.
         
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