Girdling Roots

Over-mulching can cause girdling roots. Trees may decline and prematurely die as a result of the stresses induced by girdling roots. Make sure the tree is planted and mulched properly.

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Co Dominant Tree Stem

Co-dominant Stems in Trees May be at Risk for Failure

Co-dominant stems form when two or more branches emerge from the same junction. As the stems develop, they remain similar in size creating co-dominant stems. Many co-dominant stems feature included bark; bark that grows into the union between the stems, causing a weak v-shaped branch union. Trees with co-dominant stems...

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