Hi there! I'm so glad to have found this forum. I have what was a beautiful Acer tree, I think it was the snake bark?! 13 years old. Always stunning.no problems.. until last spring.it had hardly any leaves.. this year I can't see any buds.well,maybe 1 or 2 but they are at the very tip top of a branch.its in a shady part of my garden.its opposite a cherry tree which is just starting to blossom.we did have a drought 2 years ago.but other acers in the garden have been fine.please help!