Tree Care Album 8

Photos and comments are about tree care and pruning. Pics show various problems and solutions, including topping damage, sunburn and other structural aspects woth knowing about.

Copyright 2005-2011 or as noted by M. D. Vaden. Images divided into several albums.

Storm blew over huge apple tree. Broken fence.

Don't blame the storm. Sunburn damage from too much pruning weakenend this apple.

Sapsucker holes on Birch trunk

Sapsucker bird damage to a Birch. Somewhat unsightly. Looks worse than it is.

Topping or hatracking

Storm clouds seem fitting. Topped maple. Hat-racking. Note decay from sun damaged bark.

Betula trunk girdled by own roots

Circling roots should be taken care of during planting, not left to girdle the trunk.

Big gall or burl on trunk

Maples and other species can last decades in spite of having big burls or galls.

tree house in Oregon

Tricky curved cut. See included bark? Stem under pen should have been cut 16 years ago.