300 + year old Sugar Maple storm damage

Asked May 31, 2019, 4:00 PM EDT

On our farm in Still Pond, MD. earlier this week a severe storm (wind sheer?) damaged or knocked over to our present knowledge about a dozen full size trees. One tree heavily damaged is a sugar maple about 17 feet around believed to have been planted on this land grant farm around 1660. About half the upper story of the tree was ripped off exposing a large hollow cavity about five feet deep about five feet above the ground. The remainder of the tree survived. Can the cavity now exposed to the elements be filled with something like cement or other more appropriate material?

Kent County Maryland

1 Response

We recommend that you contact a certified arborist for an onsite consultation regarding the health of the trees and the best way to proceed. Certified arborists have advanced training and are certified by the International Society of Arboriculture. Look for "ISA" certification among tree companies. You can also search for one at www.treesaregood.org