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Black poplar in trouble, I think.


First picture looks pretty idyllic, a Black Poplar on the south side of the river Stour (with swans and ubiquitous Labrador).IMG_20200810_184456.thumb.jpg.b40eb86282d603c6b28a5e97ba75c903.jpg



The next two pictures show an alarming crack that has opened up between the rightmost trunk and the other three. The gaping crack is just a close up of the other one.IMG_20200810_184541.thumb.jpg.8476222d03d8fbc247b4399242372657.jpg



The bridge that you can see is hand made and the owner (and maker) does not want to have to redo it.


Is it as bad as it looks? Thank-you in advance.

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No it’s probably worse you need to get someone round to look ASAP poplar is not durable and with full leaf the sail effect will be huge

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Yes. Possibly imminent failure. I would get an Arb  chap round pronto.  At least you have recognised the potential failure and acted promptly so any insurance or liability will be likely in yr favour.  K  

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