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interesting picture

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by turboawd, Jun 30, 2012.

  1. turboawd

    turboawd LawnSite Member
    from midwest
    Posts: 236

    they just need a rope to pull that tree back upright.

  2. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 12,887

    Not a very deep root system there.
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  3. Kepple Services

    Kepple Services LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 374

    Ive seen trees like this in person.. its weird how the root mat acts... It does this mostly around driveways and sidewalks like this because they roots get bound by the concrete..
  4. BrandonV

    BrandonV LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,216

    did they plant it on a concrete pad?
  5. RedSox4Life

    RedSox4Life LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Mass
    Posts: 1,478

    Yeah, whats underneath the topsoil?
  6. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 10,742

    Hard to tell from the pic but looks like crushed stone or concrete under the tree. Looks photoshopped since there is no loose soil on the sidewalk or underneath.
  7. turboawd

    turboawd LawnSite Member
    from midwest
    Posts: 236

    found another pic.
    Margate, NJ. This is on Baycrest Drive

  8. bobcat_ron

    bobcat_ron LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 10,101

    Ground under it is too hard and all the water was up high. Typical city tree.
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  9. Dirtman2007

    Dirtman2007 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,366

    thats pretty cool.

    I see that alot with the hardwood trees. maples are the worst and some oaks for only having about 12" of roots.

    Better pull it over and sod staple it back to the ground:laugh:
  10. YellowDogSVC

    YellowDogSVC LawnSite Gold Member
    from TX
    Posts: 3,757

    need carpenter's wood glue to hold it back in place!

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