Protecting tree from Disease
A tree in our yard appears to be around 100 years old, and it hasn't bloomed yet. We just moved in to our first home in January, and we're just waiting for it to bloom. It's a very large, very "lived in" (by wildlife) tree. I see many many holes where animals have made their homes, and I'm a little concerned about its health. At this point I don't even know what kind of tree it is. Bark peels off pretty easily. What really concerns me most is a tree across the street in my neighbor's yard whose trunk is completely black. If that is some sort of disease, I believe our old big tree would definitely be at risk. What can I do to keep this big guy strong? What can I do to protect it from disease? Thanks for helping a newbie!
Also, if someone wants to teach me how to post a picture, I'd be glad to post one. Thanks!