Large oak tree wet and soft at base

Asked June 4, 2019, 10:11 AM EDT

I have a very large old oak tree next to my house. I noticed yesterday some of the bark had come loose right at thrle base of the tree, and I noticed that area (about 2 square inches) and the area around it (about 6 square inches) was wet and soft/spongy. It's right where the base of the tree meets the ground. I don't see a color to the liquid. Attached are some pics. Advice?

Montgomery County Maryland abiotic issues oak tree tree base of trunk

1 Response

We viewed your photos. We cannot say for sure what is going on at the base of the trunk. This tree is located next to your house. We recommend that you contact a certified arborist for an onsite consultation regarding the health of the tree and more information. Here is how to find a certified arborist http://www.treesaregood.org/

Marian