Poor Tree :-(

Well no special coding today. Instead I had to talk to an arborist and then head off to city hall to get permission to remove a tree.

No Green left :-(FungusThere's a really nice big cedar that's been outside my house since I bought it. It kills anything you plant underneath it and occasionally you have to chop a couple of lower branches but its a nice big tree.

Over the summer we noticed it was losing some green but we figured it was just a dry summer and it would pick up when the rain came. Instead the whole tree has turned brown in the last 10 days. Yesterday we noticed something mould like growing up the base of the tree - its actually growing fast enough to see its bigger today. So I called in an arborist to take a look.

"Its dead" - he didn't even need to see the fungus. "The roots will be like mush - you need to cut it down otherwise it will eventually fall down"

So now I have to get the city to give me permission. Thanks to all the stupid builders who think clear cutting a plot to build a Mega Mansion is a good idea we now all have to ask before we do anything. So in up to 10 days I will get the permission and then I pay a simple $200 to get it removed.

Its kind of sad. That tree has been the 1st thing you see at my house every time you approach it and I had fantasies of one day hanging giant decorations on it for Christmas. Even sadder the arborist said its just a baby and would have grown to 4 times that size eventually... of course that means it would have been totally impractical and would have trashed the drive...

Published 13 November 2008 02:14 PM by zman
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