Sunday, April 17, 2011

Backyard Tree Problem

The maple tree out back is splitting. The crack extends down to about 16 inches from the ground now. There's this big hole at a point about seven feet up where the branches take off from the main trunk. The hole is in the middle and collects water like a bucket that has possibly rotted out the center of the tree.

I noticed the crack yesterday. It was raining and water was pouring out of it. It was strange to see. I think the water was coming from the bucket hole going clear down into the tree and leaking out the crack all the way down. I don't think that is a good sign.

Anyone out there know anything about trees? Should this maple come down now? Is it likely to split completely and fall?

Has anyone else been watching Discovery's Human Planet? I watched tonights' episode. I think it's interesting.

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