2011:   SEVERAL BRANCH ENDS MISSING LEAVES, AND ALL LEAVES ARE  LIGHT GREEN.  TWO OF THREE COMPANIES SAID THERE IS NO HOPE.  I'VE READ ABOUT REMOVING GIRDLED ROOTS, BUT THIS ROOT IS BIG! 
7/1/2012:  ROOT CUT.
  6-2012:  PRIOR TO TREE SERVICE. . AGREEMENT WITH PRESERVATION TREE FOR ARBORJET TRUCK INJECTION, ROOT FEEDING AND GIRDLED ROOT.REMOVAL..
JUNE 24, 2012. .A FEW  DAYS  AFTER  ARBORJET TRUNK INJECTION AND ROOT ZONE FEEDING.  THERE IS SUDDEN DIE BACK THAT NEVER HAPPENED IN JUNE. ARBORIST CALLED IT HEAT STRESS.  PRESERVATION TREE SERV. FED THE TREE (JUNE 14) BUT DIDN'T CUT THE ROOT.  THE TECH. SAW MY ROOT ZONE CLEARING AND THOUGHT SOMEONE ELSE  HAD ALREADY DECIDED NOT TO CUT THE HUGE ROOT.  THEY CAME BACK ABOUT A WEEK LATER AND REMOVED THE GIRDLING FOR NOTHING. 
11/02/2012: WRONG  LIGHTING.  THERE IS SIGNIFICANT GREEN THAT THE  PIC.HIDES
5/20/2012
7/4/2012:  SIGNIFICANT IMPROVEMENT
I mulched 1/2-2/3 the drip line mid-2012.  I also cleared the root collar.
APRIL 2013.  SHES GROWING!  THERE ARE STILL DEAD LIMBS FROM LAST YEAR.  THEY ARE AT THE BRANCH ENDS, AND ON THE SIDE WHERE THE GIRDLED ROOT WAS (RIGHT HAND SIDE).  THAT SIDE OF THE TREE MUST STILL BE SICK FROM YEARS OF GIRDLING.  SPRING FEEDING COMING SOON.  THE TREE PROS ARE TELLING ME TO LEAVE THEM ALONE, MONITOR THEIR GROWTH.
7/4/2012:  SIGNIFICANT IMPROVEMENT
2-5-2014:  I CHISELED THAT ROOT, EXPOSING TWO ROOT FLARES
4-19-2014
4-19-2014