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Old 04-18-2010, 09:48 PM
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About 6 months ago I bought a 8' tall Monterrey Oak that was a little beat up.
I planted it, took care of it, and now is looking kind of nice.
I was excited until I noticed a 1/2" diameter hole in the middle of the tree from what I think was a flush pruning, or maybe a branch that was yanked off the tree.

I don't want to cut the tree below that hole, because I wouldn't have much of a tree left. But I'm also concerned that I'll have to do it in the future and I wasted time that the tree could have been growing.

Here's some pictures of it.

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Old 04-19-2010, 04:32 AM
Location: On the Chesapeake
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Leave it go anf see what happens, any problems will develop in a couplr years. I've seen this on grafted fruit trees and they usually end up alright.
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