Washington Park Arboretum tree removal notification

April 24th, 2014 by UWBG Horticulturist

A mature western hemlock, Tsuga heterophylla, is scheduled for removal on Wed, April 30.  It is located in Rhododendron Glen, north of the Glen pond.

  • Fungal conks seen growing on the trunk is an indicator that a rot inducing pathogen is present.
  • Its hazard potential is great due to extensive internal decay.
  • A wild-life snag will be left in place.

Each tree requires evaluation to determine the best course of action for the site.

 

Conks growing on hemlock trunk

Conks growing on hemlock trunk

 

 

 

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