Oak support installed

Posted on by Surprise Highway
Filed under: Flora & Fauna, Community

While U.C. arborists Doug and Bill were working on other tree issues in the garden they also  helped us with a sagging, sinuous outreaching branch of a coast live oak in the Mediterranean section.   They carefully jacked up the branch and propped it up with a galvanized steel pipe for support. Doug artfully chiseled out a mount at the bottom of the branch for the support to be inserted. Over time the bark will grow over the wound and preventing fungus and bacteria from entering into the tree.