Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Tree Damage

My favorite autumn olive tree [Elaeagnus umbellata] was laid low by the recent winter troubles.    All that heavy snow just after the new year bent it right over.   The bending isn't a problem except that a lot of splitting occurred, too and around here that just means disease for a tree.  This tree has a date with the chain saw.



This is some of the damage.

Split limb.




The main trunk, laid on its side, split.




Here's the base of the main trunk - split pretty badly.  If you blow the pic up, you can see a lot of bird damage, too.   The woodpeckers and sap suckers must really love this tree.



Here's a close up of some of those bird holes.  I think they look pretty cool.


We'll try to salvage part of the tree.  It's a good bearer - thornless, too - and I don't want to lose it.

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