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Slime Flux on my maple tree

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I have a big maple on the side of my driveway that for sure has slime flux disease. You and your father are the only ones who thankfully say it is not fatal. The “tree guy” I had look at it yesterday has already made himself an appointment for next week to cut down the tree. He pointed out “African” bees on it to which I expressed doubt and let him know they have been harmless and have been enjoying ...

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Re: The Maltby Oak in Palatka, FL

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July 27, 2014

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I just found this article on the Maltby oak. I am an avid lover of old live oaks and have 14 very large live oaks on my property on Lake winnot in Putnam co. For the 30 years I have always stopped just to see the Maltby oak on the way to the beach. When I saw the decay setting in I was deeply saddened. I am ecstatic to learn that steps have been taken to save ...

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Tree appears to be rotting

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Question: I have a oak tree that has been rotting into the trunk where three major
limbs meet in the middle. It had a lot of leaves and ants. I removed
all of those and it goes down into tree about four inches.

 

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Photos would help and I would be glad to provide more help after looking at photos. But based upon what you tell us, it appears the tree has codominant leaders with three leaders forming from a single location. This ...

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Vines on trees

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Question: We have Oak trees in our development and some of the home owners planted ivy and have hanging plants from the limbs. Is there any rules
restricting this type of plantings around oak trees in Florida.

 

Chuck’s Reply:

I know of no rules or ordinances regulating hanging plants and vines in Florida unless some homeowners’ assocation has them in their convenants. But some precautions are in order:

The hanging plants are not much of a problem as long as the method of attachment ...

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Risk Assessment on Historic Miami Beach Trees

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Miami Beach working on plan to preserve trees on Pine Tree Drive
MiamiHerald.com
Arborist consultant Chuck Lippi has proposed that 15 trees be removed. He said an additional 106 trees need corrective pruning to remove dead, …

 

Curious mix of historic invasive trees. Only in Florida. — Chuck

 

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