Posted: 12/10/2013 at 16:15
Thanks waterbutts. The inflicted tree stands alone in the middle of a lawned area but is near a large cedar and a monkeypuzzle, both of which I would hate to loose. I dont do much with the surrounding area as far as deep digging, so hopefully, if we leave it undisturbed the chestnut can stay.Will get my treeman to look at it anyway.
Like the bottomless bucket idea, will use that to replace the Japonica.
Have a good weekend folks, hope it doesnt rain as forcast!!