Oak tree with leaves growing on trunk and on branches close to trunk

Asked August 3, 2019, 9:29 AM EDT

We have only lived in this home for 8 months. The tree is large and beautifully shaped. However, there are leaves all over the branches from the ends of the branches inward to the trunk. This seems to be the case with most branches. There is also some leaf growth on the trunk itself. It's a beautiful tree but this doesn't seem normal???

New Castle County Delaware

1 Response

Good Afternoon, this growth (leaves on the trunk, sprouting new branches) may be happening in response to stress. I'd suggest having an arborist on site to assess the health of the tree and to make recommendations for care moving forward. To find a certified and insured arborist take a look at the International Society of Arboriculture's website and search for an arborist by zip code https://www.isa-arbor.com/. Good luck!