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Need Help With Trees Please

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by HustlerRider, Feb 15, 2011.

  1. HustlerRider

    HustlerRider LawnSite Member
    Posts: 110

    Hi All,

    I need some help with a tree problem that I'm having here at my own home. What's happened is the bark on 2 mature trees started splitting & they have mysteriously died. Now I have 3rd tree that has started splitting it's bark so I'm trying to find out what causes this and how to stop it before it kills this tree or spread to other trees on my place. Here are some photos.

    Any tree guru's out there that have a clue as to what causes this & how to stop or prevent it?



  2. gunsnroses

    gunsnroses LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 266

    If the bark is falling off, it is too late. Whatever it is, it is in the main systems of the tree. A tree of that age, I would guess it is something in the environment. Did you build your house within the past few years, install septic or something else to damage major roots? Mulch too deep around the crown? If your answer is no, larger pictures including soil and surroundings would help. The more information you tell about it the better....what kind of tree etc.
  3. godzilla

    godzilla LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 401

    Get rid of all the dead or dying trees immediately. DED.
  4. gunsnroses

    gunsnroses LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 266

    Good call...I thought all the non resistant American cultivars would have been dead years ago.

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