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Is this tree safe?

Discussion in 'Fertilizers, Pesticides and Diseases' started by Chris81, Jun 12, 2013.

  1. Outdoors_Unlimited

    Outdoors_Unlimited LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 449

    My definition of fine is, there's thousands of trees like that one, and worse standing next to houses. Yes, the included bark is a sign of a poor branch structure, and it should be removed soon, but its been standing there for 20+ years with that same branch structure, a couple months till winter to save $500 seems like a fair gamble.

    I'll post some pictures of MONSTER trees with included bark that stood through some nasty storms. I started my own business as a tree removal company after 4 years of experience working for a professional arborist (ISA certified) but turned directions after having my son, and a reason to come home every night.

    This tree didn't suffer damage because of an inclusion, but I've removed a few that stood threw tornadoes.

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    Last edited: Jun 26, 2013
  2. easy-lift guy

    easy-lift guy LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,376

    You really don't understand my point. Perhaps you should contact the OP and ask if you can take the tree down for free, or maybe find out what the deductable is on his homeowners policy and pay that when the tree crushes his house. Either way the OP will come out a winner.
    easy-lift guy
  3. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 12,353

    I'm with easy-lift guy.
  4. JohnsonLawnTreatment

    JohnsonLawnTreatment LawnSite Member
    Posts: 13

    CHOP- CHOP or should I say BUZZZZZZZZ. Get that bad boy down quick before storms hit this Summer
    Sell the wood for the winter :)

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