We live in a neighborhood of mature trees of all types but the tallest and mightiest of those are the oaks. Consequently when one comes a-tumblin’ down it often leaves devastation in its wake.
In the past 15 years we’ve lost four 150-year-old oak trees at The Glade.
All have caused damage of some kind or another. One of the worst things that has happened is knocking out electric and phone services to our neighbors and us.
Bearing that in mind we keep a close watch on trees near building structures and near utility lines.
Just at the edge of our property we noticed last year that this tree seemed to be hollow inside. (There’s a hole low in the trunk into which we can poke a long stick.)
And this year, while it has some leaves, it’s bare of foliage on a lot of branches. This poor oak tree seems destined for disaster so Charlie called the county (since it sits right up near the road in the 10-foot public easement area) and they agreed to come and take a look.
They’ve informed us that they’ll schedule removal and return to do the work soon. Hopefully, that will happen before some act of nature brings it down.
Have you fallen hard for anyone or anything?