Pear tree soft trunk

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We have a very old big pear tree. The bottom part of its trunk is very soft on one side, the wood falls off like dust if you touch it. A fox dug it out last night and created a tunnel going under the tree. Can we do anything to save the pear tree? Are there specialists who can deal with this problem?

Posted by: Evdoxie Sivropoulos (1 point) Evdoxie Sivropoulos
Posted: August 12, 2016


Unfortunately it sounds like your pear tree was already starting to decline and probably has either a trunk disease or just wood rotting fungi already present. If it is relatively large this can result in a serious fall hazard so I would recommend getting a professional arbor company over to take a look to see the best method of removing it.

Posted by: Kathryn Fiedler (72 points) Kathryn Fiedler
Posted: September 13, 2016

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