Monday, April 11, 2005

Forget The Yellow Ribbon, We Need An Arborist!

The Oak Tree- Posted by Hello
Several years ago we hired an arborist to trim and remove mistletoe from several oak trees on our property.
He was somewhat sceptical of the health of the tree nearest the house. The previous owners had placed the hot tub within ten feet of this tree, and the routine draining of the tub (along with it's chemicals) had possibly weakened the poor tree.
This spring we see the other oaks have leafed out, but not this one. I belive they're all Black Oak, so would imagine they'd all be on the same schedule.
We're planning on waiting another week before calling him again, perhaps this tree is lethargic due to the recent weather.
If not, we'll at least have ample firewood ready for next winter.


Blogger Squirl said...

So sad for the oak tree. Oak trees are slow growing trees. I wonder how old this one is. Anyway, yes, you know that this will make great firewood if that becomes its fate.

6:12 PM  
Blogger SierraBella said...

Hi squirl!
We were told the tree was quite old, so we're really sad about this.
We have a couple of canyon oaks (messy looking) which are blocking part of the view. We want to cut them down while they're still young- but have to wait until after Spring mating season. We don't want to hurt any of the nesting birds! In the meantime we moved the bird feeder to the opposite end of the property. Hope we can lure them to a better spot.

11:37 AM  

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