Cedar Elm and Post Oak-What to Do
I also inherited a post oak and cedar elm with my house that are probably about 30-40' tall roughly. No doubt these were growing wild here. I'm on the fence about what to do with them as they both have some issues.
The cedar elm is infested with mistletoe and ball moss. It's also, quite frankly not a beautiful tree.
The post oak appears to be hollowing out and splits fairly close to the ground. It also has quite a bit of ball moss.
I had an arborist out today and he thought the trees could be cleaned of the offending parasites, trimmed up a bit and might be ok.
I just hate to throw good money after bad if these trees indeed have seen their best days. I'm almost leaning toward cutting bait and getting something new in the ground that can start growing now.