1. Can’t make it to the GIE+EXPO 2017?
    LawnSite brings the trade show floor to your fingertips with our new GIE+EXPO 2017 Sneak Peek video series debuting now in the Lawn Mowing forum.

    Dismiss Notice

What's wrong with my tree?

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by ahlab, Jul 12, 2005.

  1. ahlab

    ahlab LawnSite Member
    from OK
    Messages: 18

    It's a silver leaf maple. Other than looking ugly is it doing any harm. Can I do anything to fix this? I have a couple more that look similar to this.

  2. br549oicu8

    br549oicu8 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,230

    That looks to be an old wound attempting to heal. It's hard to say from what . Does it face west??? Possibly frost crack/sunscald???
    The tissue needs to "roll over" and close in. Keep the wound clean of debris and carve a smooth surface for the tissue to adhere to as it slowly begins to seal. Watch that a pocket does not form at the base. This will give an easy place for decay/rot to form. Bark tracing is another step in the repair but from what I see (and I can't see the bottom) it doesn't need it.

    Buddy Rodgers
    Certified Kansas Arborist since 1982
  3. ahlab

    ahlab LawnSite Member
    from OK
    Messages: 18

    Thanks for the quick reply. Yes, that side of the treee does face west.

    I'll do as you suggest and hopefully it heals up.
    Thanks again.

Share This Page