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Old 10-24-2011, 09:20 PM
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I am not here to argue, and I don't know what is or isn't common practice over there. Isn't that going to create one hell of a sod cliff when you remove the boards, and couldn't you install some landscaping if driving over corners is an issue?
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Old 10-24-2011, 09:27 PM
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Or steal some immobilization spikes from the police department and plant them in the curb.
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Old 10-24-2011, 09:29 PM
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Or steal some immobilization spikes from the police department and plant them in the curb.
my luck i would be the one to forgot i put them down and drive over them!
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Old 10-26-2011, 12:03 AM
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a lil tree removal from today!
also landed another full landscape renovation.

before

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all cleaned up
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Old 10-26-2011, 12:17 AM
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they didn't want to pay for stump grinding? Boo!
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Old 10-26-2011, 07:54 AM
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they did not want to Demo the house? haha
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Old 10-26-2011, 10:36 AM
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The border is a bit unconventional and possibly eye brow raising. If I were for some reason to build such a thing I would recommend going to a decking supply place and purchasing some of the synthetic boards. You could also fasten the boards from the backside. By next year to boards are going to bulge and start leaning outward like a belt on a fat person.

The other thing to consider is that the median strip is in the right of way which could cause some problems. The other issue is you have raised the soil over the tree's root zone which is going to lower the oxygen content of the soil. For most tree types this is a big problem. Raising the soil around the tree trunk of any tree even a few inches can cause fungal infections that can be lethal.

The tree appears to be a pear variant such as a Bradford or possibly Aristocrat which happens to be more tolerant to varying levels of oxygen levels than some tree's. Here in central Texas Cotton Root Rot tends to kill ornamental pear tree's in 20-30 years or less.

Your learning greenhorn, it takes time learn everything. Ten years from now you'll probably look back and wonder what the hell you were thinking when you came up with that idea. I think most of us have all done something in the past that we'd like to forget about.
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Old 10-26-2011, 10:55 AM
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Thanks for all the info fellas.
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Old 10-26-2011, 11:48 AM
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Well it looks like I may be busy ths off season. Have a buddy who manages a few apartment complexes,he called me this morning to give him a bid on gutting 25 fire damaged apartments. Plus to put in bids for the turf/landscape maintenance for 3 of the complexes.
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Old 10-26-2011, 06:56 PM
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I have a vacation home too. My hunting camp.
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haha right on!!! thats the only paradise there is these days!!!
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