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What is the most common cause of cavities in trunks of trees?

Disease
22%
Injury to the tree (broken or cut limb)
33%
Insects
22%
Age and maturity
7%
Not sure
14%
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Question: What is the most common cause of cavities in trunks of trees?
Top Answer (33% of 54 votes): Injury to the tree (broken or cut limb).

Answer: Disease
Explanation: Not being properly maintained
Hernandez Tree Service
Answer: Injury to the tree (broken or cut limb)
Explanation: A cut of the bark allows for the un protected wood to be exposed to weather and insects. As the tree ages it becomes accesable to rot. And rot invites investation and that is deadly to any tree.
Desert Oasis Tree Service
Answer: Injury to the tree (broken or cut limb)
Explanation: Injuries allow insects, disease, and moisture to penetrate protective bark.
Lance Fink Tree Falling/Removal
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Answer: Disease
Explanation: It can be a combination of problems with the trees that cause to breakdown.
Coastal Care
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: could be any of those
Tri- County Lawn & TreeService
Answer: Age and maturity
Explanation: Almost always decay to the heartwood on trees occurs after they mature, young healthy trees seldom have problems.
Andersen Home Services
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Answer: Disease
Explanation: depends on area too
ECT Contracting LLC
Answer: Disease
Explanation: Disease or insects can cause cavities in tree trunks.
mcintyres tree service
Answer: Injury to the tree (broken or cut limb)
Explanation: see where limbs got cut did not heal over limb it rots or damage in bottom then ants and bugs move in .weed wacker is a starter. should mulch the trees
h.c.lawn& fence
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