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Re: [nafex] Dead wood on apple tree

I was once up in a 100-year-old apple tree, chainsawing off a large dead
branch.  I happened to look inside, and there were two big eyes looking up
at me.  A screech owl.  I've since decided to leave most of the old dead
trunks and branches to hollow out for wildlife homes.  With regular logging
around here, there aren't that many large old trees in the wild with

Your tree is not rotted through yet, but it probably will be later.  

David Consolvo
Hungrytown, Virginia

>From: edforest55@hotmail.com
>To: nafex@egroups.com
>Subject: [nafex] Dead wood on apple tree
>Date: Sun, Jul 9, 2000, 8:40 AM

>My friend has an old apple tree that is dead on one side, the wood is 
>hard and not at all rotted though. Should I take a chain saw and cut 
>out the dead wood or just let it be?
>The dead part starts at the ground level and continues to the top of 
>the tree, there is no part along the circumference that has live wood 
>all the way around, its nearly equal all the way up, half dead half 
>Any advice of experiences would be appreciated.
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