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Diagnosing Tree Problems

TC3

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Expect nothing.
Just observe.
My bro taught me that. I'd be all, "Oh, geez, the customer said blah blah blah..." Be a little bit of a 'Tree Whisperer' !!!
Every arborist should be able to do basic troubleshooting. Maybe you come up with the answer, maybe not.
A checklist should be in order.
Can y'all help me compile a checklist ?
1.) Root flare showing
 
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Frans

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Its always a good idea to touch the tree. I know it sounds silly but touching the tree often has lead me to looking closer and seeing something I might have otherwise missed. Make sure you walk 360 degrees around the tree.



Branch attachments
Condition of bark on main stem and branches
Examine foliage and overall condition
 
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Blinky

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Stem girdling roots
Detached bark
Healthy growth of woundwood around injured tissue
 
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xtremetrees

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Many time what ails a tree may have happened many years ago. 1st would be any construction damage, secondly ID, because certain trees have certain problems associated with them.
 
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