Tree disease?

surfstrickFebruary 6, 2014

I'm not a very educated person when it comes to tree care, but I love trees and try to do my best to take care of them. Anyway, the picture is of an unknown type of tree on my property that seems to decline a little each year. The picture shows a small portion but it's all over. It's quite a large tree, about 50 feet and I'd love to do something for it if I can. Any ideas? And I apologize if this is something obvious to everyone.

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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

its really hard to tell much of anything.. with the pic ... its too close up ... could you add one or two more.. stepping back a bit???

included bark ...???

or... poor crotch angle ...

or both

most likely.. not much to do about it ....

we should probably ID the tree [though maybe one of these wizrds can do that on the bark alone] .. and its location in regard to safety issues


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    Bookmark   February 7, 2014 at 6:39AM
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saccharum(z9 FL)

Hi surfstrick, although the picture isn't much to go on, that looks like it's probably a sugarberry tree (Celtis laevigata). The bark of a mature sugarberry tree is normally warty, and gets more so as the tree ages. Are you seeing other symptoms as well?

    Bookmark   February 7, 2014 at 4:36PM
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