I live out in the woods, and have been cutting down the dead and dying trees near my home. Next weekend I have contractor with a stump grinder coming.
I have this maple tree in the center of my front yard. Last fall, it developed this black scar and vertical crack on it. It still had a full and healthy set of leaves and did not shed branches or bark.
Is this tree dead-to-rights? If so, I want to cut it down this week and have it ground. Would prefer to just let if live if possible though.
just call an arborist, they'll come out and tell you in like 5 seconds.
>Ask someone who's primary tool is a chainsaw how to solve a tree problem
>They tell you the solution is a chainsaw
Fun fact: Arborists don't actually know shit about trees besides how to cut them down efficiently.
Maple can live from 80 to 300 years depending on the type. Trees can sustain extreme trunk damage and survive just fine... If the leaves appear healthy in spring and the trunk isn't continuously weeping it's likely just fine. The drawback to trunk injury is that it weakens the load bearing strength of the tree.
bacterial infection aka slime flux
It won't kill the tree but its a sign that something else may be wrong like soil compaction, or it may be from something like a freeze injury
If the tree looks healthy otherwise it can callous and heal in a year or two
Thanks for the opinion on this.
Further info it it helps - this tree is close enough to the house that it could cause minor damage to roof, siding, or gutters if it eventually fell on the house. Someone else cautioned me that the tree could die from the inside-out, and would take it down on my terms out of an abundance of caution.
>this tree is close enough to the house that it could cause minor damage
Cut it down
>City parasite detected
99% of the time someone thinks a tree is to close to a house that someone is an irrational female and the tree poses exactly zero threat to anything.
Leave the tree alone. Dead trees are good for fungi, birds and insects
Don’t listen to this mong. If it’s a bug infestation or similar, get it out of there before it spreads to another healthy tree.
Cut it and burn it.
>Thinks the image shows any sign of insects
>Op makes no mention of insects
>Assumes killing one tree would stop an invasive species
>Thinks an invasive species would only attack a single tree.
You're absolutely retarded. In most cases if your tree has insects the woodpeckers will kill the tree not the insects.
Your forest is dying. Plant some friends for your trees. Ferns for starters. Some kind of vine might be nice. Get creative. A forest is not a tree. A forest is a ecosystem. A ecosystem needs a economy. A single lone man is not a economy it's a monopoly. Monopoly, and monocultures lead to a desert. Take some of those leaf piles, and put them around some plants that could use shelter. Try to build some animal, and bird shelters. Use your common sense.
All living things need food, shelter, homeostasis, water, sex, defecation, and sleep.
Try to maintain a habitat that encourages these conditions for more than your one tree, and maybe when your tree is in need the locals will lend it a helping hand.
Is it really?
Looks like your tree is finally ready to settle down.
That's Ymir's tree, it's fine, it'll grow.
It sits by itself. It doesn't get to feel other trees so I'd get a couple of saplings and plant them near it.
I've got maples on our property that have most 40% of the interior pull through and be fine, I'd leave it