Hi, any help on this would be super great. I'll explain and if pictures are needed I can put them up too, but I've been quite depressed about our tree and reluctant to document it. We planted a Maple in our yard a few years ago, maybe 4 or 5 now, it was of decent age when we planted it, so maybe 8 to 10 years old? It seemed to do really well compared to all the trees we planted for a few years. The tree also seemed to be going for broke this year and appeared to grow much more rapidly than previous years. However; this year, around mid august I think, all the leaves on the tree suddenly went brown. It happened quite fast. I remember noticing a single yellow leaf first, then the next thing I knew it was just brown all over. We had written it off as sudden death and attributed it to the nearly 40C summer heatwave we had for several days in July. As summer wore on it started to sprout leaves along the main trunk and up in some branches. Now looking at it as September gets on some branches are starting to look brown and dead. Little leaves are still sprouting and some parts look healthy and promising but other parts, like the main leader at the top look like they have already died. Is this tree going to come back next year? It's quite large for it's age, but still manageable for us to trim and we wonder if we should take it down and replace it, trim the dead wood or leave it? Any help would be much appreciated.