Q. What's wrong with the structure of that tree?
A strong, healthy tree is something any gardener can be proud of. If you suspect there's something amiss with your branched beauties, look for these signs that your tree may need professional help:
- Splits and cracks create a highly hazardous situation.
- Mushrooms and other fungi are indicators of root or trunk weaknesses.
- Cavities such as squirrel holes are evidence of internal hollowing.
- Many dead limbs are a possible sign of root trouble.
- Broken and hanging branches pose a dangerous threat.
- A tilting trunk is often a sign of root decay.
For more detailed information, consult this helpful article in Fine Gardening: What's Wrong with That Tree?
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- Courtesy of NYBG Plant Information Service