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Call For The Tree Surgeon [Aug. 7th, 2018|09:14 am]
Tony Grist
The noise that sounded like tiles sliding off the roof (bugger, I thought, and turned over and tried to go back to sleep) wasn't tiles at all but a limb falling off one of the aspens in the field. Big tree, big limb- and the horses are gathered round it eating the leaves. So far as I can see the fall was unprovoked. There's no breeze (we should be so lucky) and when I did my tour of inspection there was no evidence of rot. The limb is propped against the trunk it broke away from and constitutes a hazard- it could fall further and squash a horse- so we need to call Matthew in.

[User Picture]From: pondhopper
2018-08-07 02:01 pm (UTC)

Sometimes a limb gets too heavy and gravity takes over. That has happened to our 300 year old olive tree a couple of times and the wood on the place it broke and in the limb itself was rock solid. Olive wood is a very heavy wood and we were lucky both times that neither man nor beast was under the tree when it happened.

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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2018-08-07 04:43 pm (UTC)
This limb fell from quite a height. If anyone had been underneath they'd have had it.
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[User Picture]From: faunhaert
2018-08-07 05:45 pm (UTC)
branches do that
Glad no one was below.
we've got one of those over dad's roof
we need to cut.
40 years ago I would have jumped grabbed
and pulled it down with my weight.
now I'd be more effect with more stone
but I'd probably hurt me more than the branch.

another fun day at dad's will be in our future.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2018-08-07 07:27 pm (UTC)
We have a couple of big oak trees close enough to the house to cause us problems if they started falling apart.
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[User Picture]From: faunhaert
2018-08-08 01:09 am (UTC)
oaks can do serious damage
they are solid trees,
dad's are hundred year old pines
the beetles are having feild day.
we are lucky the trees mess with TV reception
he's been ordering all sorts of things
off the buy me comercials.
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