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sick? Quercus Ilex

kalskals Posts: 3

We have this tree see, it's a holm oak, "Quercus Ilex" that has a preservation order on it. We think it may also be diseased?

http://i57.tinypic.com/350madt.jpg

it looks diseased but we can't know? help?

oh it's a 60yr++ old tree of about 40-50 ft tall

 

Thank you in advance

Kal

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 79,229

    It looks to me as if it's been affected by leaf miners  http://apps.rhs.org.uk/advicesearch/profile.aspx?PID=532 - not very pleasing aesthetically but it shouldn't really harm the tree although it may slow down the growth a bit. 

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • kalskals Posts: 3

    Thanks hopefully not a really bad thing, but the tree leaf fall is incredible at the moment and I fill a 280 litre bin every week with leaves (and our property only catches 40-60% of the fall)

    I hope it heals/dies but it can't go on image

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 79,229

    Although they're 'evergreen' holm oaks do lose their leaves and grow new ones, and this is the time of year for it to happen - the tree will stop losing leaves soon and the new ones will look much nicer too.  It's just what trees do. image

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • WelshonionWelshonion Posts: 3,114

    If you are really worried you can ask the Council Tree Officer to take a look.  It is their job to advise especially if the tree has a TPO.

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