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Girdling Norway Maple - Can this be saved?

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This tree is @15 years old. (It was part of the property when I purchased.)  I noticed top thinning this year.

 

I'm considering having an arborist to come in an air spade to correct the problem.  I have consulted with two arborists', one says it can be saved, the other is saying, maybe not.

 

Thank you in advance for any feed back.

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Its a young tree. I feel its better starting afresh than  trying to save a tree that would need a staged root pruning regime over time, that may not work in the long run

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Its a young tree. I feel its better starting afresh than  trying to save a tree that would need a staged root pruning regime over time, that may not work in the long run
Thank you again Paul
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I would let it get on with it . It looks fairly well established from the first pic .

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Is the tree showing signs of die back in the upper crown ? It’s all well and good posting pictures of roots but if the crown is healthy I would leave it alone ! Any extreme girdling I’ve seen has usually resulted in die back in a part of the crown ,that can be removed and balanced out according..Personally if it was mine I would plant another and wait and see if this actually dies back significantly and needs replacing ... Norway’s grow fast and in the grand scheme of trees imo are a relatively short lived species anyway but cutting through any of those roots you are opening up a whole new can of worms !

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