Want your professional opinions
Hey, all -
Last year the lacebark elm took a major hit. The south facing main leader got hit with a major wind storm and split off. I got on the ladder and climbed up, smoothing the wound with a chisel and hammer as best I could. From the pictures it may not look like the site of the main leader, but trust me it was. The first pic is the break. The second is from the right side. The third is from the far right side - the wound is at the bottom of the photo. The fourth is from the left - the wound is at the lower right center.
My concern is this. As you can see in the last pic the leaning weight of the remaining leader is over two things. My neighbor's fence and, should it fall as predicted, would land on his Bradford pear. As many of you know, I have NO love for Bradford pears. But I must say as an observer that this particular Bradford pear has weathered THREE ice storms without ANY damage. My jaw has dropped three times!
However, my concern is mainly for the elm. I would appreciate your thoughts about the potential recovery of the elm.
Mucho thanks to your thoughts!