Cable an oak tree?
The tree man was here a few days ago, to grind out the stumps in my earlier post, about the Japanese maple. He was looking at another tree, I think a White Oak, and noticed that the crotch is cracked. I had never noticed that. It certainly is cracked. If the "stick" on the left split off, it would probably hit the house. The tree man helpfully suggested either cabling the tree (left "stick" to right "stick"), about 2/3 of the way up, or just removing the left stick.
This oak is probably 50' tall, at least 2' diameter at the base. I am not wild about oaks but around here white oak is the best of the bunch. Furniture quality. They can live a long time.
I prefer the cabling idea. Any suggestions?
two more pics
(this one has a shovel with a red handle leaning against the base of the tree, for perspective)
Thanks for all your help! You folks are great!