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Re: Ben's Red Oak

Subject: Re: Ben's Red Oak
From: David Lloyd-Jones
Date: Dec 18 2018 11:46:36
Hi Ben

I have the picture that I took and I wonder if you can take another now to compare them.

Given what you have just mentioned, I would really like to see a shot looking up the trunk at the morphed branches.

My interest when I came down was the section taken through the canopy as it lends itself to diagramatic interpretation but you just added loads of interest.

The attached was the tree in 2007.

Did you remove the leader at approx 25' or was that due to a natural occurrence?

Cheers, David

-----Original Message----- From: benjaminfuest758@btinternet.comuktc@xxxxxx.tree-care.info
Sent: Tuesday, December 18, 2018 10:14 AM
To: UK Tree Care
Subject: Ben's Red Oak

Hi David, yes tree and I still here. It continues to amaze, been observing it for 15 years and the major limbs continue there migration around the stem. Short story I moved to this property about 15 years ago, on a small rise there was a Red Oak and an Ash tree. Bothe about 45-50 foot tall and growing perhaps fifiteen feet apart at the base. I had a concern that the Ash showing sign of decay could fall in the wind onto the car parking. So I felled it for fire wood. The two trees had grown so close together that the Oak left behind realy did have a very clearly defined half canopy. All the weight to one side and considerable. I decided to leave it for observation and remove non of it. I would have expected that some of the branch wood to have in time extended into the opening left buy the Ash. what I did not expect was that the major limbs those that come directly for the stem and perhaps 18 inches in diamiter to actualy move at the point of attachment around the tree into the opening. To be clear, they did not bend they have moved like the hands on a clock.


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