None of the other silver maples were cut so bluntly. I wonder if they did this on purpose for a specific reason? It's a silver maple.
That is a proper cut. Very difficult to do anything else in that situation. Have a similar experience with an olive tree and had a talk with the arborist who was doing the work (who is not only an ISA arborist but a local expert on tree structure). If it were a long-lived tree eventually this would get swallowed up but the tree may fall over before that happens!
I'd say the "cutter" is unskilled, but it'd be difficult to cut that flush w/the trunk and not damage the other trunks, tho it could be done by a skilled cutter. At very least the cut should've been slanted some to shed rain. Not sure why that was cut unless it was dead/dying.
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Is it a bad idea to put wallpaper here?
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Spruce tree - cut or keep?
Decor needed bad!
Not sure why but my whole comment was missing. Basically I said maybe they removed it entirely because it was in their way when pruning. It a slight downward curve too.
I'm not all that skilled, but even I could have gotten more of that trunk out..
i suspect that with a CHAINSAW ... thats the best you could do without inflicting damage on the trunk behind ...
you might be able to do more.. with a good tree hand saw ... though im not sure its worth the effort ...
something like this.. and you might find a cheaper one ....
it would take a lot of patience.. and a couple hours to do it ...
and not seeing it in person.. im not sure it need be fixed ...
Well, it would be quite the aerobic workout but you could use a wire saw to get behind it.
my only experience with that junkie... was akin to using dental floss on it... lol ... ken
Without knowing how far the included bark goes, it would be difficult to know how low you could go, cutting this stump off. It's most likely attached to the main root at the bottom somewhere and blends into the main trunk of the tree. Exactly where is paramount but impossible to tell.
Talking about skill with chain saw :-) The picture show a 6" dia. Siberian elm tree that was growing near to the telephone boxes. the guy never even scratched the paint. I maybe should've billed the city. :-))
Wow, how much for your services, sir?!
The only way would be to saw about 3" L. of that stump, very carefully, at a time. Key is not cutting into the main trunk.
Somewhere, after a few attempts, you would see where the stump begins to join the main trunk.
Last cut would be from the outside of the small stump, up to where it joins the tree.
There would be a wound but not one that was so large that it wouldn't encapsulate in season or two. Faster than leaving that club lodged in there.
But it would be a time consuming job. Using a saw with a narrow beaver tail would be best. It's ticklish business and many inexperienced people have had chain saws send them to the emergency room some with a long recovery time. :-)
Adri, I wouldn't worry the cut -- it's a silver maple. I actually like them when out in the open, but they aren't long-lived, and that's an old tree. But the remaining trunk of the tree seems to indicate it's reasonably healthy.
i had a couple like this in my yard.
These are junk trees, especially when allowed to grow in their 'default' form, like this.
Sorry it's true.
In a climate with plenty of thunderstorms, it's only a matter of time for a wind gust to cause them to split. Happened to both of mine. Red maples, which I also do not like, are at least less prone to forming such split crotches.
If this were near a structure I would get rid of it.
We live right near a swamp so these swamp maples dominate the landscape here. I doubt they were planted on purpose. They provide nice shade. Too much shade if you ask me but that's because I want to plant other things that need sun. No need to apologize. I think they are nice but I wish we had less of them or on the border of our property instead of closer to the house.
Maybe you could give some suggestions to me on what to plant on this post? https://www.houzz.com/discussions/6000591/please-help-with-this-space-maples-and-conifers
It's not that bad after seeing the latest pics. It should have been pruned years and years ago. Gotta live with it now