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03 November 2009 @ 07:21 pm
Timber  
Tree in front of the house has a crack down the middle of it running three-quarters of the way to the ground. It looks to be a new crack, possibly from the big wind storms we had last night. I call the city tomorrow to, since it's technically their tree, pretty please do something about it before it splits all the way and falls on my neighbor's car.

I was fussing about not wanting the tree taken out and how I'll miss it -- right up until that unhappy part of my brain said "I better hope the city will take care of it. You know how much it's going to cost if I have to pay for it?"

I really hope the city handles it. Otherwise I'm going to be very, very, very most extraordinarily broke. And either way, I'm fussed because it's a nice tree for all that it likes getting into my sewer lines and tries to hide my property under leaves in the late fall.
 
 
 
obsessivewomanobsessivewoman on November 4th, 2009 03:44 am (UTC)
If the tree is in the parking strip, then your city public works should take care of it. http://santaclaraca.gov/pub_works/city_street_trees.html

If not, we have a small electric chain saw and there are solutions you can pour over the stump to make it decay faster.
deirdremoon on November 4th, 2009 11:18 pm (UTC)
I really, really hope this gets taken care of for you before the big storms. We had a tree like that, and we were on pins and needles until the day it came down. Good luck!
Sandpanthersandpanther on November 5th, 2009 04:54 am (UTC)
They came by today and tied it up, so I'm less worried about it coming down. They'll be back to remove the limbs that are threatening my neighbors and save the rest of the tree. I shall sleep better tonight.