Jump to content
  • 0
tom91

Bleeding canker?

Question

We have a horse chestnut tree that has developed a large crack in the bark originating at a fork. I don't think it is due to any storm damage etc., but the crack has been getting longer over the last year or so. At the top you can see through to the other side so the wood also seems to be splitting. Pictures from both sides attached.

 

I think it is bleeding canker? If so, what is the prognosis likely to be? I didn't notice any other signs of distress this year - the leaves seemed fine a it produced a good crop of conkers. No other horse chestnuts in the immediate vicinity. 

 

If it were to come down in a storm it wouldn't cause a lot of damage, but it would affect neighbouring gardens so we are considering chopping it down if the outlook isn't good.

 

Any comments or thoughts welcome.

 

Tom

IMG_20181216_115920.jpg

IMG_20181216_115832.jpg

IMG_20181216_120019 (1).jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

3 answers to this question

Recommended Posts

  • 0

Prospects don't look good.  Could quite possibly stand for years, but there is always going to be a weak point there.  Cut it down now while its still cheap and straight forward to do so

  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Answer this question...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Featured Adverts

  • Tip site reviews

About

Arbtalk.co.uk is a hub for the arboriculture industry in the UK.  
If you're just starting out and you need business, equipment, tech or training support you're in the right place.  If you've done it, made it, got a van load of oily t-shirts and have decided to give something back by sharing your knowledge or wisdom,  then you're welcome too.
If you would like to contribute to making this industry more effective and safe then welcome.
Just like a living tree, it'll always be a work in progress.
Please have a look around, sign up, share and contribute the best you have.

See you inside.

The Arbtalk Team

Follow us

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.