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Snake Mark Maple

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 12:43

Hi Buddyboy

My family will be over the moon with your advice to leave the tree standing. Actually my life would not have been worth living if I had taken the tree down, so hopefully the tree will continue to live a long health life.

The leaves are as you described, yellow and maroon, natural autumn colouring.

Many thanks for your advice and will let you know if there any new developments with the Snake Bark Maple.


Snake Mark Maple

Posted: 12/09/2014 at 15:01

Hi Buddyboy

Here is the other photo of my tree.



Snake Mark Maple

Posted: 12/09/2014 at 14:48

Hi Buddyboy, here is photo 1 of Snake Bark Maple 

Snake Mark Maple

Posted: 11/09/2014 at 21:06

Hi Buddyboy

Tried to send some photos but was not successful, will try again tomorrow. The branch I described is not dead so it must the same as the other marks on the tree. The leaves are not turning yellow, just the normal leaf drop. The bark does not seem to be in good condition, has small cracks.

Snake Mark Maple

Posted: 11/09/2014 at 14:23

The leaves of the tree look perfectly healthy but small cracks are appearing on the large branches around the back where the blue rope is. Also noticed die back on one of the small branches above the bird box. My son asked what the difference between die back and the damage shown in the photos is! Not knowing I said they were the same eventhough I'm sure they are not.

There is no oozing from the cracks only white markings as the ones on the bark.

The long cracks face west and think they appeared after the had winter of 2010 but not sure about 2011.



Snake Mark Maple

Posted: 11/09/2014 at 12:54

Hi Buddyboy

There is no sign of die back except what you can see in the photos.

The last crack is just the one you can see above the blue rope.

The kids do not use the tree to swing on, the blue rope is used to hang a bird box. 

Snake Mark Maple

Posted: 11/09/2014 at 08:48

Hello again, my family are not happy about cutting down the Snack Bark Maple. They say it is doing no harm were it is on the edge of the lawn and to leave it until nature takes it's course. Is there anything I can say to convince them it must come down or can I leave it until it becomes unsightly? 

Snake Mark Maple

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 08:24

Thank you all for your advice, the general consensus of opinion is that the tree must be taken down. I don't have much faith in tree surgeons so will do it myself. 

Snake Mark Maple

Posted: 04/09/2014 at 09:47


 pansyface, here is the photo of the trunk.

Snake Mark Maple

Posted: 04/09/2014 at 09:39


 pansyface, attached is the photo of my Snake Bark Maple.

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