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Is this tree Normal or a ticking bomb?

How long does it take to cut down a tree  

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Grows Conks Phaeolus schweinitzii - Dyer's Mazegill both sides at base. see pict 1.

 

Leans greater than 15 degrees towards the neighbours house. see pict 2 & 3

 

Has over last month developed long extra stems emanating from base. see pict 4

 

Bark bursting away from trunk with black stuff behind it. see pict 5

 

Mushrooms growing from roots? see pict 6

 

Branches falling at regular intervals some very large!

 

90 foot high Close to Large Lawsonia confer age in access of 30 years.

 

First aid or apply to have it removed??

 

Wot think thee?:confused1:

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In that situation I would be strongly inclined to remove that tree. P. schweinitzii causes a brown rot in the stem and will lead to a brittle - across the grain - fracture.

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Has it always had the lean? Hard to say from pics. It doesn't look promising, given the target if it were to fail and the size of the tree, I think best remove it...

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Mushrooms growing from roots? see pict 6

 

Hello Parametrics, have you ruled out the possibility that the mushrooms seemingly associated with the roots are not mycorrhizal species rather than decay fungi?

 

 

 

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Thank you all for replying so quickly.

 

I now feel justified to push ahead with planning approval (as it has a preservation order on it). I have been told the application will not be looked at until another eight weeks. Our local tree man is unable to come out and give me a direct opinion but with your permission I shall include your comments in the application.

 

From old photos of the house the lean has markedly increased over the last two years and the neighbours are such nice people, it would be a shame to kill them.

 

Interesting the opinion poll results to date but it is what I expected. People are divided by the time to cut a sizeable tree and the actual time it takes to get it removed. My personal opinion due to planning laws .. at least a year, but I would also have stamped eight hours to do the job.

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Hello Parametrics, have you ruled out the possibility that the mushrooms seemingly associated with the roots are not mycorrhizal species rather than decay fungi?

 

This might be more likely the case but it is strange that they are more or less in a straight line to the tree and nowhere else on the lawn.

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no question, with that lean even without the fungal stuff. get your spikes on!

No way am I going up that tree. Its deceptively huge. I'll leave this one to u guys...hearse on standby.

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Has it always had the lean? Hard to say from pics. It doesn't look promising, given the target if it were to fail and the size of the tree, I think best remove it...

From old photos of the house the lean has markedly increased over the last two years and the neighbours are such nice people, it would be a shame to kill them.

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