damaged/dying tree

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by ericlemson, Apr 30, 2008.

  1. ericlemson

    ericlemson LawnSite Member
    Messages: 173

    I have a new house and it was built in September. When they were clearing the lot they saved a hardwood tree, but not without damaging it a bit. The tree is about 6-8 inches in diameter at the trunk level and is probably 20 feet high. It has a 3x6 in gash about 1/2 in deep at one part. In addition, im sure the roots were damaged a bit as well as there were a couple pine trees up against it that were removed. They tree lost its leaves about 2-4 weeks early last fall and within the last 2 weeks the tree has had new leaves sprout. However, they are already wilting. Can this tree be saved????

    MILSINC LawnSite Member
    Messages: 174

    The odds are stacked against it. At this point you might shop around for a comparable, if not better, replacement tree.
  3. ericlemson

    ericlemson LawnSite Member
    Messages: 173

    Afraid you might say that.

  4. Newt*

    Newt* LawnSite Member
    Messages: 182

    I will add to that and agree with Eric. Time for a replacement. The time to protect trees is before construction begins. The soil around the roots probably got compacted from heavy equipment as well.


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