Very large diseased Ash.

This is a very large Ash tree which died very quickly possibly due to the proximity of road salt affecting the soil water relations in the root zone, high concentrations of sodium possibly causing some form of ex-osmosis, i.e the tree experienced severe drought, followed by rapid death. Unfortunately this caused the brown staining in the butt which also decreased the value of the timber quite drastically.

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