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  1. I’m not sure to be honest. However looking at them as they lay in the road, they did look quite diseased and unhealthy. Like you say, I’m sure there would be more obvious signs if my tree was in imminent danger.
  2. Thanks for your replies all. It’s in leaf all over, apart from one very small branch which seems dead. No fungal growth at all. I’ll continue to keep an eye on it just in case. I take your point MattyF. However in recent years two trees have blown over in the road because they were so rotten. So I prefer to keep an eye on things rather than entirely trusting the council.
  3. Hello, I’m just after some advice please. There is a large sycamore tree on the verge outside my house. It’s the council’s responsibility, but I like to keep an eye on it due to to the potential for damage to my house. Recently a large section of bark has come off at the base. It’s still a bit loose around the edges, and seems to have come away if it’s own accord rather than being pulled off by a passer by, I’ve noticed some ants crawling around the area, not sure if that’s relevant. The missing section of bark is about six inches high. Anyway a couple of photos attached. Is this likely to be anything of concern, or all fairly normal? Thanks!


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