My mulberry tree has what looks like a split/opening in the bark that runs almost down to the ground. At the top on the trunk, there is a rotten stump from a branch that was pruned in the past. There appears to be bore holes in it. Is it possible these are termites? Also, do you do treatments for affected trees?

Have you "Pollarded" your Mulberry annually to maintain the size? Do you know approximately how old your tree is? Pollarding, although an acceptable practice, can lead to decay from excessive wounding. Wood boring insects (including termites) are often secondary problems. We can apply preventative treatments for the pests however we are not licensed termite company. The amount of decay could have a bearing on the structural stability of the stem or branches. If there is a valuable target under or near the tree, removal may be recommended.

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