Tree damage (trimmer)

Discussion in 'Tree Climbing, Pruning, Felling' started by Kawizx62003, Aug 7, 2014.

  1. Kawizx62003

    Kawizx62003 LawnSite Silver Member
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  2. Kawizx62003

    Kawizx62003 LawnSite Silver Member
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    They all seam to be loose in the ground too. I imagine from the damage and weak roots or maybe planted too shallow?
     
  3. Ditta&Sons

    Ditta&Sons LawnSite Bronze Member
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    looks like some have lichens, which is not harmful at all, thats the greyish fungus/algea looking growths on the bark
    do any of them have oozing cankers? id say the pic with the dying branches is blight and the affected branches should be removed,, unless its all over the tree, then remove tree.
    Are they fruit trees?
     
  4. Kawizx62003

    Kawizx62003 LawnSite Silver Member
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    Dogwoods. Not sure about oozing cankers.
     
  5. Kawizx62003

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    which from my research can't deal with very much stress.
     
  6. Ditta&Sons

    Ditta&Sons LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Anthracnose, theyll be dead shortly :(
    if you see round holes in the bark, it may have borers
    too bad, flowering dogwoods are a really nice tree
     
  7. Kawizx62003

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    Thanks. Looked it up and looks exactly they same. Would damage from trimmer basically make the tree more susceptible to the disease?
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  8. Kawizx62003

    Kawizx62003 LawnSite Silver Member
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    I agree they are nice and also remind me when to apply pre m hah
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  9. Jimslawncareservice

    Jimslawncareservice LawnSite Platinum Member
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    possible. but probably not
     
  10. Patriot Services

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    The most damge to trees from trimmers is girdling. Either wrap the base, install a mulch ring or learn a little trimmer discipline. Throttle back and easily pull the grass away. If the bark is more than 50% gone around the base the will die. Gly and pre ems are usually not a good idea and damage the tree as well. I personally prefer selling ring beds which add value and interest to the landscape.
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