Last year I found a strange opening in the base of my Laburnum tree. It looked like some infestation was going on! https://littlelearning.garden/2018/05/08/help-whats-wrong-with-my-tree-%f0%9f%8c%b3/
So I called up several tree specialists to come out, assess the situation and recommend a solution. Several weeks of disappointing and conflicting recommendations then began 🤦🏽♀️!
The first ‘specialist’ recommended simply spraying the tree with winter wash to get rid of any infestation. The second specialist said the major tree branches were at risk of collapsing- and given the fact I have kids- I should get it chopped down- this despite my stressing the fact that I Really want to save this tree as much as possible! Several ‘specialists’ recommended along the theme of ‘chop and destroy’- without being able to definitively explain what has happened in the first place.
Then finally, along came a tree specialist who was able to shed light and save the day 🌈🦸🏼♂️. He explained that the tree had begun with one main branch. Over time, the overly-heavy weight of another branch on the right hand side had begun to ‘peel’ away and split the main trunk into two. This in itself was not too much of a problem as he was able to point out evidence of progressive healing. However the weight of the right-hand branch was now placing far too much stress- and there was a real risk of that particular branch snapping and falling and causing issues for the tree’s overall health.
So, a few weeks later, a friend came along for lunch with his trusty chainsaw and got rid of the offending branch. A year on, the tree is a beautiful, healthy sight to behold. *sigh of relief*
Getting multiple quotes are a bit of a nuisance and time consuming- but definitely worth it!