Hi there

The council recently did some tree-pruning where I live and ended up cutting one tree down. I had a look at the trunk and was surprised to see that it was hollow and had what looks like another tree growing inside it (see picture).

Do you know what is happening here? Is it the same tree or different one growing inside? I do not know the species I'm afraid.

Thanks in advance!


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I doubt it. I think it more likely the original tree had largely died and a number of roots survived and are now growing upwards through the inside of the trunk towards the light.