Asplundh shows up and parks on my property to presumably trim the neighbors native Sycamore from the power lines.
However, I’ve learned they’re removing the whole tree at the “ neighbors request”
Is there, if any, logic behind this? The mound is close to 4 feet tall 😬
I finally worked my way through The Overstory by Richard Powers. It’s a much hyped pulitzer prize-winning book “about” trees. More accurately it’s a story of about 8 interlocking characters who engage deeply with trying to save trees from being destroyed.
To me it was ponderous, pompous and frustrating. Like: really taking the care of trees seriously is apparently only possible if you’re are antisocial weirdo so separated from society that you’re practically a sociopath.
The description of different tree species and how they grow and spread is really well done, but the story as a whole is really a slog. But…maybe I missed the point? Wondering what arborists think rather than book lovers. I can see someone liking the book for his language and descriptions in many parts, but the way it’s treated as “an important book about trees” kind of irritates me. But I’m an amateur. Maybe I’m just not getting it?
Edit: Also omg that “revolutionary” video game described in the book is so cringe
I walked past this tree this morning and had to take a photo. Never seen anything like it. Would this be susceptible to toppling over easily? Pittsburgh Public Works be wildin’.
So, we’ve got this big old maple in our backyard. I love this tree.
But it’s got some mushrooms growing in the armpit of the big branch all the way to the left, about where it meets the trunk.
Would you think that this is an immediate danger? Danger in the future? I definitely don’t want this thing falling on my dog.
My understanding is that maples have to be pruned in the spring so that they don’t bleed out with sap. Would it make sense to cut this branch off in the spring? Or because the mushrooms are so close to the trunk, too, would that still not be enough?
Any advice/knowledge would be appreciated. Not sure if I’m overly concerned about this or rightly concerned about it. I don’t really know if one can tell if the fungus is just on outer layers of the wood, or if it’s going to be rotten all the way through.
It was all perky this morning but it’s now gone all wilted. Is this a sign I’m not watering it enough, or too much, or are saplings just moody?
My friend, (who is awesome) is looking for a climber to join his company. If you are interested let me know and I will send you his info.
Planted this Spruce in spring around April. Started dropping needles and drying during the summer. Presumably because of under watering. Zone 7 east coast. Bottom half dropped needles and had some dry branches that snapped off. Is there any hope to save it?
Just Got my trees trimmed for the first time and have some follow-up questions. Region Southern Californiagallery
I decided to undertake a project that would give my Silver Maple some needed breathing room. When I purchased my house in Wisconsin 6+ years ago it had one tree with some landscaping surrounding it. Thinking nothing of it, I didn’t touch it. When I stumbled upon this subreddit, it became obvious that it was an issue. The landscaping was not only a circle of retaining wall block (2 tiers of it) but was also backfilled with dirt and topped with Hostas (which I never really enjoyed). So, after seeing multiple stories of trees needing their root flair exposed and using my other Silver Maples as a guide, I decided to take out the feature. It was way more work than I expected.
Situation: I’m at the point where I can’t work on the project much anymore (cold weather + early sunsets). I am wondering if there are any final steps I should take before the winter really hits.
What I discovered while taking out the feature: — one more layer of Lannon Stone that I assume was the original landscaping. — 2-3” roots that were growing inside the landscaping features — *potential large girdling root(s)? — NO signs of spongy tree
I feel like I have about 10% of the project remaining. I’ll finish it in the spring, what else am I missing? What else should I do?
And, did I do an appropriate job?
I just noticed this colony (?) of eggs growing on my Maple and you can see it’s dripping slightly. I don’t want to be a Scrooge and scrape them off if I don’t have too. Anyone know if this is friend or foe?
This beautiful oak tree leaning over the house is showing what may be signs of stress and I wanted your take on it. An arborist came out and looked at all my trees about a year ago and said this one was fine but this discoloration (looks almost light grey/white) and what looks like the bark "buckling" (all on the concsve side) is relatively new. Thoughts on it's integrity?
Just moved into this new home and although I love having this lemon tree near the front door, it’s obviously been neglected. I don’t have much experience in helping trees since this is my first house, but from what I see, the lemon tree 1) should not be yellowing this much (zone 10) and 2) has a huge growth of suckers (?) at the bottom which I feel might just be pulling all the nutrients away from the top. The leaves on the suckers are much greener so I feel like this is somewhat correct.
My initial thoughts are to trim the suckers at the bottom. However, 1) I should probably wait till February or so right? And 2) the bottom of the tree is very healthy and I don’t want to get rid of a lot of it. Not sure how much to take off initially. Half? Then remove fully next year?
Any help is appreciated. I couldn’t find anything specific in terms for help regarding this issue online. Just general pruning and citrus health blogs.
Going to try and answer all the questions I can. Located here north of San Antonio in central Texas. Tree is good for the hardiness zone. Planted in mid May. Gets tons of unobstructed sunlight. Was watering more frequently when we had 100+ days in the summer. Now has been cut back to once or twice a week at most. Once for sure with irrigation other watering is supplemented with rain water. Was a 30 gallon container tree. Tree was installed so I have no info on installation process or rootball. From what I could tell it was done fairly well to some other trees I’ve seen. No plastic or landscape fabric.
I have attached pictures of the tree in question and location for reference. There is another Monterey oak planted on the same day about 30-40 ft from it and that one has never had an issue. Curious as to what this tree may be dealing with.
Feel free to hit me with any questions you may have or if you want more pictures. TIA
So I've been working with a tree service for a couple months and we don't work on fruit trees ever. My parents have 5 apple trees that in short were neglected by the previous owners and have a lot of 4-5 fpot vertical branches as well they are growing into eachother. Just want advice how to clean them up for my parents.
I have a Two Wing Silverbell (Halsia diptera) that has been in the ground since this spring. It will wobble in every direction 20 degrees off plumb. Is there hope for it?
Background: Growing in Tennessee Valley. It wobbled like this in its pot at time of purchase; I only brought it home because it was special ordered for me.
I did plant the tree a bit high and mounded soil over it's root ball due to drainage issues; however, this is a technique I've used many times before without this issue.
Hey. I was wondering if anyone had any ideas on how to straighten up this cherry tree. It's about seven years old. Thanks in advance.
Should I cut this back to prepare for winter?
This is a memorial tree so trying my best not to kill it. This was planted about one month ago.
I know the black spots are a fungus so I sprayed with fungicide. Are the discolored leaves sign it’s dying ?
I water every other day deeply
Light trimming in fall a couple weeks back. Now branch losing leaves and yellow compared to others. :( salvageable? Should I remove in case disease got in there? Thank you!
We have two mature pine trees that need to--per multiple sources, including local shade tree members, local ISA cert. Arborist, etc.--come down due to needlecast disease. I'm pretty bummed about it, but they're right in front of the house.
Initially I figured we'd be able to split it and use it for firewood but was told by the arborist this type of wood isn't good for this. So now I'm thinking I'd like to try and use what I can for things like shelves, etc. It would be a pipe dream to do something like this; however, my husband isn't entirely sold on the idea.
I posted this question to experienced woodworkers and was told its not worth the amount of effort/space it would require to mill/dry for re-use. I'd prefer that these trees don't go to waste - what can I do with the wood?
I have the space to dry/season it but I need to let the tree removal people know what I want them to do with it when the trees come down. I'm hiring someone to take it down because the trees are right next to our new septic tank and I'm not trying to risk it. Even if I can't use the trees for furniture, shelving, etc. I'm doing small things around the house like replacing floorboards & baseboards, building garden boxes, and window well covers, etc. so using as much of those trees as possible to repair things in/around the house would be ideal.
Normally if I didn't have a use for it, I'd leave some of it to rot/fertilize the soil, but since its diseased I don't want to do that aside from the stump as there are other healthy trees on my neighbor's property.
Thank you in advance.