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Holly tree, trunk at base approx 12" diameter, damaged bark (fire) about 6" at base tapering to 0 at 4 ft. 4 years ago. Exposed wood rotting. Tree otherwise looks fine. Should I paint the damage with timber preservative?
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If its rotting, with soft, blackened areas and oozing, its bacterial canker. You may need to get the tree taken down eventually if not sooner.

1 Jun, 2011

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