Need Help From a Qualified Arborist

Asked March 7, 2020, 5:22 PM EST

I have a large arborvitae in my front yard with a three part trunk. One of the trunks split during a wind storm and ripped off from the other two. The largest of the three is standing and is in good shape except for an area near the bottom that has bee ripped away. Can I save the tree and, if so, how should that be handled? Thanks for any help you can provide.I have a picture of the damage, but it is in HEIC format. Can you accept that?.

Montgomery County Maryland

1 Response

We are not familiar with the format you mentioned. If you have photos, you can upload .jpg .png or .gif. Send photos of the whole tree, around the base, and affected areas. You can attach your photos to this reply. Here is our page on submitting a question and photos. https://extension.umd.edu/learn/ask-gardening

You may also want to contact a certified arborist for a site visit.
A certified arborist can make an onsite diagnosis regarding the health of the tree, structural integrity, is it a hazard, and more recommendations. Here is a link http://www.treesaregood.org/

Marian