Tom Luscombe State Farm Sept2017

  Certified arborist and tree climber Aaron Meyer thins  branches off a Honey Locust tree along Harwood  in Homewood. (Photos by Mary Compton/H-F Chronicle) 

Scanning the trunk of the tree — a silver maple — it was easy to see signs of decay.A pair of large branches were already dead. Three large holes — perhaps home to squirrels and signs of internal cavities — dotted another branch. Spring buds were only visible at the very top of the tree. “This is a tree that has lost its vigor,” said . . .

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