I'm 23, just bought my first house, and the tree in the front yard is having
some obvious problems. I've never done any gardening/pruning/lawn
maintenance before, so I am very new to yard care. My guess is, its a
Purple Leaf Plum Tree. I live in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. I've posted
some pictures online. Please take a look and let me know what I can do.
One problem are the leaves look damaged. We haven't had any hail this year
so I'm assuming its a bug, but don't know what kind. As well, the roots
seem to be protruding out of the ground. It looks like small sticks growing
out of the ground.
I've put pictures of all this online.
Please let me know what I can do to save this tree, and my lawn.