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  1. treeseer

    What are your biggest pet peeves?

    Sprouts from dormant buds are endocormic, secured by pith trails, compacted xylem, and vascular connections. Newly-formed buds that sprout are Epicormics, which become more endocormic over time. My biggest pet peeve? Defensive tree risk assessors who condemn trees for no good reason.
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    Polyporus squamosus - extensive white rot.

    As long as woundwood is continuous and reasonably vital, strength loss may be minimal, so I wouldn't reduce a lot.
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    Magnolia tree pruning

    Yes grandiflora. Climate not that different.
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    Help with this oak

    The hollow is in a sinus which is normal. Soil replacement there might improve codit, and future health and stability. As for the amputation wounds, really unfortunate. Soil improvement will help that too.
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    Yes, the TRAQ folks say the same thing; "We assume that people know how to inspect a tree", when in fact people do not have the experience or methodology to do so without missing critical details. As a fellow stakeholder/commenter I was disappointed in the broad generalities. It's not really a standard of practice. The goals are proper and worthwhile, but the means are sorely lacking. Aside from ANSI A300 Part 8 , where is this supplementary guidance of which you speak? I do not see it in BS3998. ANSI are not commonly available. LANTRA maybe?
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    Oak dieases

    And as far as the scientific part goes, there was no room to attach references at the end, but if you have questions or corrections, please share!
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    Oak dieases

    Reviewed by several peers, thanks. The audience was arborists.
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    Lots of good aspects to consider, but both docs lack detailed guidance on how, for instance, to inspect a tree. Maybe they figure that everyone's familiar with the US standard: “Inspection should include: • Conditions in the crown that may reflect root conditions • Stem tissue connecting the crown and the roots (functional vertical segments) • Girdling of buttress roots or stems by roots or foreign objects, and the tree’s response • Tree association with beneficial and harmful insects Tree association with pathogenic and beneficial microorganisms (e.g. mycorrhizae) • Wounds, and the tree’s response to wounds • Mechanical damage to detectable roots, and response • Indications of root disease and response • Graft unions in grafted trees.”
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    Magnolia tree pruning

    Mags are unusual in that they respond well to internodal cuts. You can actually shear them into a poodle or a pachyderm.
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    Mature Willow Oak shedding leaves

    "Own" was in quotes, which I infer means "control", but that's not necessarily so.
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    Mature Willow Oak shedding leaves

    "Own" was in quotes, which I infer means "control", but that's not necessarily so. The city has an easement to maintain infrastructure, gray and, one hopes, green. But owners can do what they want with the trees; they are their property. Like here: http://www.historictreecare.com/putting-nerc-to-work-standard-utility-pruning/
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    Mature Willow Oak shedding leaves

    You're paying taxes on the land and the tree, so you own it! it's definitely more practical to DIY and not wait for the city. I'm in Durham; hit me up on my website if you want more info.
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    Soil/root aeration, is it worth it?

    Yes. Much research available. Here's a demo of a manual method.
  14. treeseer

    Oak dieases

    Got a picture of the bottom of the tree? These infections may be soilborne, so replacing the soil and drying out the flare is one treatment. Attached tree had similar bleeding lesions. Blowtorch dried the site and effectively stimulated closure. DD 0912 Stubborn Streaks 295kb.pdf
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    Mature Willow Oak shedding leaves

    I'm in NC--looks like anthracnose; nonfatal. Can be mitigated by pruning to increase air movement. treebuzz.com might be a better US site. Restoring 1006.pdf


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