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Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Two trees that I dearly loved when we bought this houuse 2 1/2 years ago are getting cut down. They both suffered the drought of 2011 - when the house was on the market the trees/lawn probably was not being watered. A month after buying the house we lost the tree in the backyard. We hired a company to trim the front yard tree. I saw how much they were trimming and panicked. I called the home office and they assured me that the crew knew what they were doing.
Well, they didn't. The tree was already suffering from the drought and they added stress by cutting too much of the tree at once and just about every branch they cut - they cut at the wrong angle. The tree couldn't "heal" its "wound" and thus diseased.

To have this company grind the trees would cost @ $500 more!!! So they will cut them to "grade level" and my DH and I will chop away at the rest.

We will re-plant - thinking about red oak.
We are just so sad to have lost these emoticon
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  • FROSTY99
    It is so sad to lose so many of our trees. We have live oak down south and we have lost several of them in the past couple of years. I hope you are able to plant a fair sized tree in its place so you have shade soon.
    1655 days ago
    How sad! I'd hate to lose a tree too. It costs a mint to have one removed and I can understand why with all of the limbs, etc. to safely remove without damaging anything on a property. We only have youngsters in our yard and I'd love to add more - red oak is hardy, so that's a good choice!
    1655 days ago
  • JACKIE542
    Sorry about your trees, red oaks are beautiful! emoticon
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