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Older Trees Might Not Survive Storm

By TheNevadaGlobeStaff, January 10, 2023 12:13 pm

RENO, Nev. (775 Times, NV Globe) – There’s a good chance nobody witnessed the tree fall in Reno’s Idlewild Park. However, the outcome is plain to observe.

A heavy tree limb that weighs several hundred pounds landed on top of a metal picnic table, causing it to collapse. The tree could have been present when the 49-acre park was opened.

It might not be necessary to remove the tree entirely, but fixing the damaged limb will need work.

As will what happens to another tree on Riverside Drive near the Truckee River.

The weight of the snow and rain in the river caused the branch of the Box Elder to break.

According to arborist Dale Carlon, these issues were not brought on by the current weather.

“Primarily what we are seeing is bad cuts,” says Carlon. “Then trees what we have is “included bark” and “co-dominate stems”. And so, you will notice a tree has two stems that are almost identical in diameter. And so, as they increase in girth, they lever themselves apart. And you’ll notice like the tree down the river decay area in there. Stuff gets trapped in there. Stuff starts to decay; at one of those extra ordinary moments, it fails.” Carlon says if a homeowner has a tree like those we captured in our story, and there is no danger, don’t panic.

Find a qualified licensed arborist to either salvage or remove the tree when the weather clears.

Carlon wants to notify local homeowners. He claims that several individuals will be around neighborhoods offering to handle any fallen trees or tree branches. They will assert that they can either cut down or save the tree.

Hire only a qualified licensed arborist, says Carlon.

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