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Red Pine Mauled (MI)

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From: Judi W.
Harrison Township, MI
My neighbor trimmed my red pine last summer. The tree is approximately 40 feet in height and he cut a wedge out 6 feet in height and half the side of the tree. He also gouge the bark with his chain saw. Although he did trim over a foot into my yard that is another matter. Will this chain sawed hack job injure my tree. although the aesthetic value is lost I do not want to cut the tree down. Thank you, Judi

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From: Jay Hayek
Extension Specialist, Forestry
Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences
Hi Judi:

Due to the simple fact that I cannot see or assess your tree visually, it would be in your best interested to contact a certified arborist for an on-site evaluation of your tree.

Please contact your state arborist association for a list of local arborists -- their contact information is on the Internet!

Best of luck

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