High Street neighbors remember cut-down oak
Original post made on Oct 6, 2012
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on Oct 6, 2012 at 5:17 pm
what about cutting off half of the tree to lessen total weight and putting up braces to prevent the fall over - that is called for also in the PA Tree Technical Manual.
on Oct 6, 2012 at 6:09 pm
Weight reduction and bracing would have only been another bandaid for this grand tree. The proximity of the house foundation, as seen in the pictures, is ample evidence that the structural roots (large brnach sized roots) on the house side were cut or damaged when the foundation was installed. Without these structural roots, the growing mass of branches caused the tree to lean like a teeter totter. Erecting this house near the grand old tree was its demise.
on Oct 8, 2012 at 3:50 pm
Very, very sad.