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Re: 100yr old ash tree struck by car

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Posted by Salmoneye on January 29, 2003 at 09:38:06 from (

In Reply to: 100yr old ash tree struck by car posted by Bob on January 29, 2003 at 09:21:08:

I tell ya for what it is worth...

I have a nice maple, maybe 60 years old or so, behind the house...Branched into two trunks at about 10 foot above the ground...During the ice storm of 98, we heard the loudest crash of the storm...One of the trunks came down and split the remainder of the trunk to within a few feet of the ground...In the spring I cut off the part that fell, and hoped for the best...One nasty open wound about 6 foot long...Figured the rest of the tree would be gone within a year...Well...That tree is not only still standing, but has started to grow out and around the huge wound...This is a tree that was never tapped, but before the storm would have easily handled 2 taps without harm...I will tap it this year, but only one tap for the life of this tree I think...

My point is I guess...Leave your Ash alone...And hope for the best...Trees are amazing things...

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