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Tree disease?

Posted by surfstrick Florida (My Page) on
Thu, Feb 6, 14 at 21:11

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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RE: Tree disease?

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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RE: Tree disease?

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?

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