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Re: Ben's Red Oak

Subject: Re: Ben's Red Oak
From: BENJAMIN FUEST
Date: Dec 18 2018 12:17:58
 Hi David, nice picture and i remember the day. I showed you the tree because 
it was a great and unusual example. It realy was flat on the one side. Your 
visit was in 07 so the Ash had already been absent for 5 years or so. As one 
would expect small twigs ext had already taken advantage of the open and 
begun to move into the space, but of course this was at the extremity. My 
observation has been to look at the branches that extend up from the stem on 
the sides, and how they have moved to fill the gap. I no its bonkers but 
there you go, its there. At the moment its blowing a gail and chucking it 
down, would'nt normaly stop me from going out but at present I'm recovering 
from surgery so reluctant to brave the elimants. I think if I can make it 
into the atic I can take a side view. I'll try.
    On Tuesday, 18 December 2018, 11:46:41 GMT, David Lloyd-Jones 
<dlj@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.com> wrote:  
 
 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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