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Live Oak Tree in Houston Texas with growth aorund root


I am trying to identify and what can be done to save live oak tree in Houston Texas with a growth around the root crown. I can actually pull some of it by hand. Any help will be appreciated.



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Looks like a canker.  What evidence do you have it is damaging the trees health?

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Stephens saying (I agree) that it looks like a canker, which is really nothing to worry about.

Is there evidence elsewhere on the tree? Damage, fungus, dieback etc further up?

If nothing, no worries!

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