Is this normal on my tree?


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Old 06-26-22, 12:22 PM
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Is this normal on my tree?

See attached picture. To be honest I don't even know what kind of tree this is, but is it normal? We had a tree service out in March to trim all our trees, and they didn't mention anything then, but I don't know if they would have.
 
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Normal for a healthy tree... no. Normal for a injured tree... yes.
 
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Old 06-26-22, 02:10 PM
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I'm not sure what you mean by that.
 
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Old 06-26-22, 03:40 PM
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Your tree is very obviously injured. A gunshot victim will always bear the scar of the injury. So, the scar is "normal". That doesn't mean it's good. But it is normal. Your tree looks normal for one that has sustained a pretty major injury. Maybe from lightening or more likely got scraped by equipment during construction.
 
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Old 06-26-22, 07:42 PM
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Thank you. Is it something that can (or should be) fixed in some way?
 
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You fix it by removing the tree.
 
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Old 06-27-22, 09:32 AM
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You can have an arborist (not a tree cutter) look at it. They can give you some idea as to the safety of the tree and/or how long it may live a useful life. That damage was caused or started years ago so I do not think there is a cure. The arborist can advise you whether the tree is worth saving, should get pruned to reduce the load or should be removed.

Or, you can just have the tree removed.
 
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Old 06-28-22, 09:03 AM
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Thank you!
 
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Wild guess.......years ago the tree grew so fast....the trunk split. Ask a tree guy.
 
 

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