Monday, July 16, 2012

Take It Out!

 There is a right way to cable a tree to hold bad joints together, and this isn't it.    This cable is wrapped around the stems, killing the cambium layer with pressure, and opening avenues for wood rot fungi in every stem.
 The tree has bad branch angles and ingrown bark, and it should have been replaced before it ever became a mature tree.  The homeowner cabled it together in an attempt to save it, because it's an important shade at the southwest corner of his house...
...but it's just a disaster waiting to happen, and he has decided to take it out before it falls on someone or his home.

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