I just lost 1 trunk from a 3 trunk post oak. The tree has been estimated to be between 120 and 200 years old. It has a diameter of 64 inches. I have posted pictures below of the tree and the remaining section where the trunk broke off. I have had 2 tree specialists recommend removing the complete tree. I would appreciate any recommendations or references to confirm my next action.
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Look at the base - it's suffocating because it is too deep in the ground. Pull off the grasses and turf and carefully scrape off the dirt until you have a good root flare exposed. You're in North Texas, aren't you? Call Moore Tree Care and see if they'll come out, or recommend someone to help. But definitely expose the flare.
The Post Oak was removed today and as suspected both trunks had extensive decayed wood which would have made them more suspect to fall over time and damage the area below. I guess I will have more tomatoes in the garden next year with the additional sunlight!
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