Trees in landscape settings can develop this tourniquet-like phenomena, cutting off water and nutrients to the tree. There are treatments than can save trees suffering from this situation.
This tree is fully leaved, but has major stem girdling roots.
Stem girdling roots have weakend the structure of this tree.
The base of the tree is now similar to a ball and socket joint.
Only 25% of stabilizing roots were still attached.
Had this condition been identified early on it may have been preventable.
The arborists at Vineland Tree Care are trained to identify stem girdling roots.