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treeseer

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    SE USA, the universe, and beyond
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    Arboriculture, Writing, and experiencing the wonder in nature
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    A humble arborist

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  1. treeseer

    Pruning an olive tree

    "Sod the lawn" that was an attempt at a cross-cultural joke.
  2. treeseer

    Perennial target & other Cankers

    Huge girdling root likely played a part in both tree response and vitality.
  3. treeseer

    Pruning an olive tree

    Depends on your objective. Pollarding would make denser shade in a smaller area--maybe not good for lawn? Thinning would make lighter shade in a larger area. Personally I'd consider letting it grow to full-fullish size. Sod the lawn; what's more valuable?
  4. treeseer

    Espalier & Fan-trained fruit trees

    Up against a wall to trap heat can add a zone or two in that microclimate. Pleaching refers to 2- or 3-dimensional (and often involves branches grafting); espaliering is 2; both defined as types of topiary, in some texts.
  5. treeseer

    Strange bubbles on oak tree

    Pines also get frothy flux.
  6. treeseer

    Root Protection for Veteran Trees

    The larger roots on the lower side of the image take a turn after the second ring. I wonder why? That white area looks ripe for inspecting, and improving, soil conditions. I'll be asking Santa for that kit.
  7. treeseer

    oak bark

    Is it best to leave it and inspect it every year (and if needed) a reduction to take some weight off the limbs. Right on both counts!
  8. treeseer

    oak bark

    I'd suggest monitoring for signs of cracking that is perpendicular to those seams, and reduce only per need. That is a really odd pattern; I have no better theory than lightning.
  9. treeseer

    Edinburgh Vets?

    I'll be in Edinburgh Scotland Sep 18-19. Where is the best place to see veteran trees well managed?
  10. treeseer

    What fungus? And is the tree dead?

    6 kg may seem big, but I've weighed over 15 kg of fungus taken from white oaks twice before. Bodnarziewia berkeleyii; not sure that's in the UK. And both trees btw are being reduced and managed, for over 10 years now.
  11. treeseer

    Planting query

    Cherry/hawthorn good for fungistatic properties. If the objective is good establishment of the walnut, then myco/soil from a walnut would be ideal.
  12. treeseer

    Reduction Pruning

    Taos is nice; I live in Santa Fe part time and have camped in the Jemez for a week at a time at retreats with the 3HO Sikh folks. I'll try taking my MS160 up more often and see how it works. The forestry scenario and the bunches of dead cedar limbs seem different than an occasional cut in the crown of an oak. Plus I'm blessed with strong elbows I guess. Different strokes for different climbing folks, and so on and so on and shoobeedoobeedoobee (Sly Stone)
  13. treeseer

    Reduction Pruning

    Well look what that started! It's dicey to defend the US these days with Cheeto in charge. Points well taken about profiteering and warmongering And when I see the tree Reg did I am sure it will look well done. Very small differences in opinion being hashed out; I probably overreacted to what I saw. But by 'myth' I'm not saying it's untrue; myths have truth at the core but are exaggerated.
  14. treeseer

    Reduction Pruning

    And lovers gonna love. I've been to and worked in many countries, so the yank bashing does not stick. Why do Brits hate on Americans so? The war ended 240 years ago after all. I can pull out a handsaw a lot faster than you can pull out a chainsaw. Plus I do not have to drag around the dam thing. Sure let's race--but it would be more fair if we allowed 1 second handicap for every year difference in age! lol Plus if polesaw use is allowed it would be no contest. But it's not quantity but quality that matters anyway. Smaller cuts are better for the tree.
  15. treeseer

    Reduction Pruning

    Sounds good; would love to climb with you someday. We could explore that country/culture myth, and the handsaw "when needed" myth as well, when we have time.

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