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I love trees too. Having a tree threaten your house though is not good. I hope you can work that out with the neighbor.
I cannot imagine our landscape without them, and that is how it was when we bought our property some 18 years ago, raw and unbridled.The tree you are worried about looks like a kind of willow from this distance ;). IF it is, I don't think you should worry about it falling over... some branches perhaps may snap off, but they tend to have deep root systems that go everywhere. Our only concerns are the Douglas Fir with a shallow root system and they definitely fall with the wind and the rain especially when standing alone.
I love it, put the tree falling down on the to-do list, and then it won't happen! Not that I am making light of your tree worries, I can definitely see why you would be concerned. That is one big tree.....I hope you can work something out with your neighbor, maybe have a tree surgeon (a competent one) do some crown-thinning here and there at the very least. We have a big willow tree in our yard that I am afraid will fall someday too. We thinned out alot of branches to lighten the load and hopefully, when it tips over due to wind, it will miss our buildings. And to think, we planted it there, how silly. I really enjoyed your post.
We see those crows migrating over our neighborhood too. I see from your about me that we live close. It's both creepy and amazing to me as thousands of them fly overhead.I hope your neighbor's tree doesn't fall. Our neighbors have some huge Cedars by our house and I get so nervous during the windstorms. When we talked to them about possibly removing or thinning the trees the guy climbed up them himself and started sawing random branches. Yikes.
Yikes is right! I so love to watch the crows. Being in the 'crow zone' was just lucky when we bought the place! The trees are definetly not willows, It is an oak, with several other things mixed in. Ive been googling stories of Live oaks to see how often they fall and what damage they do!
That is funny...put it on a list and it won't happen or it will be delayed. :) I know how that goes! Hopefully it won't happen. Also, those are very pretty trees!!
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