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What to do? Sooty Bark Disease


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Over the past couple of years we've started to see a lot of Sycamores in our area with sooty bark disease, and I'm just curious as to how others deal with them.
  • What measures do you take to minimise the risk of it spreading to neighbouring trees?
  • What safety precautions do you take when working on them? (masks etc)
  • What do you do with the material?
  • Safe to climb and rig? (I've personally noticed a fast decline and trees very quickly becoming brittle with dieback and roots failing)
  • Is there anything that can or should be done when the early signs are noticed?
Any advice will be greatly appreciated 🙏
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