Pignut Hickory trunk

#28 - Pignut Hickory trunk severely injured when trunk was about 2” diameter.

Years of wound closure wood produced “ram’s horn” which jump the closure wood apart causing internal cracks not evident when viewing exterior tree. “Star” or “Spider-heart” cracks did not develop in the stem. However, bark fissure is present outside of included bark where “ram’s horn” met.

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