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Old 05-03-2018, 11:11 AM   #1
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Dying tree. Would like to revive.

As you can see from these images, the tree has healthy looking branches, but the bark itself seems to be dying. It had some dead branches cut off last year, but I'd like to proactively help this tree get back to itself.

Zero experience here, and I don't know the type of tree this is. What steps can I take?



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Old 05-03-2018, 12:22 PM   #2
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Re: Dying tree. Would like to revive.

No expert here but I have a tree that has a similar issue with the bark. In my case though, ants had been living in / on the tree for a few years until I destroyed their nest with Terro liquid ant killer. I'd recommend inspecting it and if insects are living in it, killing them off as they are probably damaging the tree.
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Re: Dying tree. Would like to revive.

some municipalities have an arborist on staff
that may be allowed to inspect & advise you?

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Re: Dying tree. Would like to revive.

I'm certainly not an arborist but I'm not sure if bark "dies". It's sort of like hair or fingernails, it's alive but in a specialized-cell type of way. There could be bugs in the tree that often go after or nest in the cambrium which the first layer under the bark, or the sapwood which is the next layer, both of which can affect tree health. I would be calling an arborist or a nursery. Really can't tell from the photos.
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Re: Dying tree. Would like to revive.

Call a tree company like Bartlett, they will tell you all you need to know at no charge. At least that's how it used to be when I worked for them.
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