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Pedr057Pedr057 Posts: 3
Hi,
My walnut tree has some sort of disease spreading around the base of its trunk and I suspect it might be the dreaded honey fungus. It had started before I sprayed the grass and weeds around it. I'd appreciate your thoughts, thanks.

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  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 3,711
    How sad.
    Could the bark have been damaged strimming the grass when tree was much younger?
    What ever the cause it looks past saving.
    To avoid spread of disease best to cut it down and if possible remove stump.
    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,468
     :(  If you have to fell the tree you could consider offering it to a wood turner ...
    http://www.pettigrews.org.uk/odg/wt-project-current.htm  perhaps in exchange for something made from it ... a beautiful memento so that it didn't die in vain.  
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • Pedr057Pedr057 Posts: 3
    How sad.
    Could the bark have been damaged strimming the grass when tree was much younger?
    What ever the cause it looks past saving.
    To avoid spread of disease best to cut it down and if possible remove stump.
    We only moved in this year so don't know the history.
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,336
    Yes, it will be coming down of it's own accord at some point fairly soon by the look of it.  That sort of damage can't be repaired and won't heal so best to get it removed before anything serious happens.
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • Pedr057Pedr057 Posts: 3
    Thanks for all your responses. Time to find a tree surgeon.
  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 3,711
    No need for expense of a qualified tree surgeon.....an odd jobber will do that in no time.

    Maybe attach a chain /rope and winch it/pull it right down....maybe even pulling the roots up at the same time. A bow saw would cut it down in 15 mins.

    I suspect that when it was younger someone strimmed the grass round it...cut the bark..allowing in fungus, bacteria which has killed it.

    Sad to lose a beautiful tree like a walnut. 
    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • Loraine3Loraine3 Posts: 517
    Try selling it, walnut is a valuable timber.
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