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sick oak tree


Posted by Mike Gordon , May 29,2005,23:11       Forum

It is end of May. I have an oak tree (Pin Oak?) that is probably 60 feet tall with a strait trunk that is 32" in diameter. There are no branches until 20-25 feet up. There are three main offshoots from there. The tree seems sparce as far as smaller branches and leaves for its size. The branches that are there sprouted and leafed out. But now the leaves are turning brown and shriveling up. It started at the west side of the tree and has worked its way around to the north. It now affects about half of the tree. Thia tree is in a new sub-division and is about 30-40 feet from the new home. The trunk and bark look clean with no visible damage or holes. There are no exposed roots. There is an ananorobic??? septic tank that uses sprinklers to disperse the gray water into the yard at night. And one of them does spray where the roots may get at that water. But the septic system was not in use until april of this year.

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