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Tree/Root Decay

Some forms of tree decay are immediately obvious, while others may not be discovered without a close inspection. if the tree is dead or in very bad health, it should be assumed that there is some decay within the trunk.

If there is deterioration of the root crown (where the roots meet the trunk), the tree may be in a danger of falling over. Root decay may be more difficult to ascertain. A cluster of mushrooms, particularly in a pattern that seems to mimic the root line, may indicate root decay. The arborist should dig beneath the root crown near where the mushrooms proliferate.

Before anyone climbs the tree, the buttress roots (the thickest roots at the root crown) should be inspected for stability. Large welts or conks, on the side of the trunk or branches indicate areas of decay. The arborist should also be alert for crotches with included bark, split trunks, cavities, and dead branches.

If your trees are looked a little peaked, don't wait, call us today, let us check the nature of your circumstances before it's too late.

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