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Codominant stem pulls from the tree

codominant stem split from treeThe codominant stem on the left side of the trunk that separated from this tree in about 40 mph wind was about 18 inches in diameter. Two previous pruning wounds resulting from removal of large branches caused considerable decay inside the trunk. This probably contributed to the demise of this tree.

Treatment: The tree should be cut down because it is now a danger.

tree with spit stem