Sycamore Tree - Knowledgebase Question

Middletown, CT
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Question by jinnieh
April 28, 2007
We have a very old Sycamore Tree on the edge of our pond. Do we need to do anything special to keep it healthy? It does have some dead branches, but is much too large to trim. It has been here since the early 1800's.

Answer from NGA
April 28, 2007
If your tree 200 years old, it has certainly adapted to the growing conditions on your property. There's really nothing special you need to do. Be careful not to drain the pond or change the soil grade beneath the tree. I'm sure it relies on the water to keep it happy. I'd say all you need to do is appreciate the shade it provides. Enjoy!

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