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zalinda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-25-11 10:43 AM
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148. Your tree is not native to Alaska and is considered
an invasive tree. They are also poison for moose.

http://whatdoino-steve.blogspot.com/2011/06/may-day-tre...

From what I have gathered, your tree may come back to life, actually healthier than before. These type of trees will put out suckers in the spring, at the base of the tree, these have to be removed so that the larger tree gets all the nutrition. As I look at the stumps, it looks like some suckers were allowed to get large, and could have caused a problem down the road. This was the correct time of the year to have them 'trimmed', as they will have a better chance of re-growing in the spring. This is definitely a hardy tree.

It is prone to a disease called black fungus, which can only be cured by 'trimming'. I would suggest finding out what you can about the tree, trimming it when it needs to be trimmed, and in no time it should be pretty much back the way you liked it.

zalinda


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