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Roots and split Y maple

7 years ago
last modified: 7 years ago

This is a four year old maple my husband planted as a young sapling. It grew overly fast imo. The tree leans, as the left branch of the Y'd tree is heavier than the other. I have suggested the Y shape will always be a problem: susceptible to wind, rain weight and breaking. Today I noticed a root problem too (see photos). Should we remove? It's about 10 feet from side of house and I don't think it will ever bear its own weight well. I would plant a healthy young Blood Good maple with a leader stem further out from the house in its place next spring. It's in a perfect spot for a colorful tree. Thank you.

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