Welcome to ArboristSite.com! Log in or Sign up to interact with the ArboristSite community.

ArboristSite.com Sponsors

  1. Please see this post Click Here Please ask questions if you have them!! I hope this is going to be great for us all.
    Dismiss Notice

Thinning camphor tree

Discussion in 'Homeowner Helper Forum' started by Jonathan555, Jan 11, 2017.

  1. Jonathan555

    Jonathan555 ArboristSite Lurker

    Jun 9, 2015
    Likes Received:
    El Dorado Hills, CA
    I posted a while back about a mature camphor tree in my front yard that had been growing thin over the last few years, with numerous dead branches and live branches having fallen off. It was unclear what the problem was, but after having an arborist come out and take a look, I was told it didn't appear to have any disease but was thinner since it's a male tree and probably just needed more water since we have been going through a drought (northern california, zone 9). Since then I've used a soaker hose to regularly water the tree during dry periods.

    The tree has thinned out even more though, and has been losing numerous branches with every storm (whereas the mature female camphor on my property loses almost none). Taking a look at the downed branches, I've noticed that they all appear partially black where they attach to the tree, as if they've lost part of their attachment (see pictures).

    Any pointers or ideas on what could be going on?

    Attached Files:

  2. jefflovstrom

    jefflovstrom It was a beautiful day!

    Jul 11, 2003
    Likes Received:
    san diego, calif.
    Call another local arborist.

Share This Page