The following was received via email: The arbutus tree outside my house in Lions Bay (British Columbia) appears to be dying on one side. We did extensive renovations two years ago on our house which required digging a foundation right beside the tree. Branches on the dying side are turning black and no longer grow leaves. The tree is seeding profusely, both on the dying and healthy sides. The dying side borders the new foundation while the earth around the healthy side was undisturbed. Can this tree be saved and if so, how? Thank you in advance for any information you can supply.