As I walked around, I was able to spot some common problems associated with tree trunks. Many of these problems are man-made, the result of pruning trees or mowing the ground cover. Let's take a look.
pruned on a slant) and the trees remains healthy.
The flat surface of the pruning wound held moisture from rainfall and accelerated the rate of fungal wood rot. At this point, the decomposition of the wood is so advanced that it is proving a place for weeds to grow. Cutting a forked tree to one trunk is a good idea, but the way you make the cut is critical for preserving tree trunk health.