We've been here 1 1/2 years and it seems to be getting worse. Unsure how old tree is, no more than 22 years. Tree is surrounded on east, south & west by other trees & shrubs. The north side is open and there is a house about 50-60 which blocks some of the wind. An arborist looked at it after we moved in and said maybe it's from wind damage and recommend breaking off any dying bark etc. In the San Juan Island area. The first 2 pics are general shots. Next 3 follow one "crack" on one major limb from base, spirals around the limb as it goes up; Next 4 follow one crack on another limb, again spirals around the limb. The last is another part that has cut as well. Also there are several sections where limbs were cut. It seems that the tree was not pruned well, losing the leader and creating several limbs from the base. Perhaps the wind has twisted the limbs as a result? The leaves are full during the summer and a brilliant red during the fall. Any idea what is causing it and what to expect as time goes on? Anything we can do to keep it healthy for a long as possible?