lorenww
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Location: Florida

Tree Hollow Collects Water

We just moved into a house in Florida that has a tree that has 5 branches that all fork out at about chest level.

They form a large bowl or cavity 6" deep and about 6-7" wide at the top to form a deep v in the center of the tree.

Water and leaves have collected in it over the years so I removed all of the dead organic material in the cavity. and the bark inside is soggy and easily comes off. (i just removed a small piece the size of a quarter).

I'm afraid it is rotting and don't want to loose this large shade tree.

Some one locally recomended foam but I read that that is probably not the best option.

Does anyone have any recomendations?

Thank You
Loren

ps I can post some photos once my batteries recharge ;-)

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Jess
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Location: England

Hi :D

You may want to check this thread in a tree forum for you answer.
https://www.tree-care.info/ask/read.php?2,19,135#msg-135

lorenww
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Location: Florida

Thanks for the link, It sounds like the best thing to do is leave it alone.

as a new homeowner this forum is a great resource and may have more questions.

cheers
Loren

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