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Volunteer work on Maltby Oak

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Danny and Chuck worked alongside Jeb Teuton, owner of A Cut Above Tree Service, to rejuvenate the historical Maltby Oak on the Putnam County courthouse grounds in Palatka on November 17, 2017. The work included dead branch removal, root crown excavation, soil decompaction with an Air Spade (air excavation tool), paclobutrazol growth regulator root enhancer, mulch and reattaching the lightning protection. All work was contributed. The Putnam County Master Gardeners contnributed funds for the paclobutrazol.

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American Society of Consulting Arborists

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Chuck and Danny attended a 3 ½ day arboricultural conference near Portland, Oregon on November 28 through December 2, 2017.  The conference was given by the American Society of Consulting Arborists.

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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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