A few days ago I posted about my new *** maple's leaves all curling up in about 5 days time after doing fine for 2 months. After reading some of the other posts I'm concerned it may have caught verticillium from the *** Maple that died in the same location this year (w/in 10 feet of where this is planted). Since you all seem to be much more knowledgable about this than I am, I thought I'd post some pictures of the old maple so you could tell me if you think it died of this. It does seem odd to me that the new one could have caught something so quickly, but we did have nearly 20 inches of rain in the first 2 months it was planted on this site. Anyhow, I'd appreciate any insights you all could give me. Here are some pictures of the old tree (taken 2 years before it died). Some are cuts of dead branches, some of fungus growing out of the tree, one from a distance... if I can post that many pics. And if I can, I'll post one of the new (curled up) tree.