Question: What’s this hole in my tree?

from freeskithetrees comes this question:

   

“I have [a] 50 yr old maple. Is it safe? The hole is filled with water and goes about half way down. Should I cut it down or is it salvageable?”

Here’s what our arborist has to say:

“This is from an old pruning cut; to be safe I would cut it down. It’s at a junction where either side could fail. “

it’s key to remember that falling branches and split trees can be both hazardous and a huge liability issue! Thanks for your question, freeski!

 

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