Posted: Sun Jul 08, 2007 6:01 pm
Does Lightbrigade live near the sea?
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So it would seem.Ariel wrote:Does Lightbrigade live near the sea?
Yup. All i have to do if I get a chance to cut it down before it falls on it's own is find someone with a chain saw with a long enough blade. The trunk is about four feet in diameter.LightBrigade wrote:You can arrange where a tree will fall. If you saw the trunk a little to form a wedge of empty space, the weight of the trunk will by time make the tree bend that way.
Most likely, the first part of the week, beginning next Saturday, I'll probably finish mowing the back yard, and studying the tree situation some more.Sit back and relax? Tell me the secret? It seems I never find time to do that with what work there is to do around. Lucky you!
Unfortunately, most of the trunk is rotting. I'm also fairly sure it's hollow. The best thing to do is to put it out of it's misery.You may save the roots of the tree and give them the chance to give a new tree. If you burn the ground around the roots chemically, with nitrates abundantly poured in after dissolved in water, and sulphur in powder which will permeate the soil to the roots with frequent watering, strengthen the soil with iron (water solution) and other minerals, all you have to do on the tree is saw off all branches _without_ leaves, and even cut a fair part of the trunk if there are no branches with leaves.
The secret is
if you know where the "eye" of the tree trunk is. The trunks of trees we have in our gardens, often, not always seem to come out of the ground in one body and separate a little higher. One of the two parts of the trunk above the fork is usually left as it is and the tree grows without any further development of that part, so it looks like an old cut-off branch in the years the tree was young. That is the "eye", or the graft, in fruit trees.
So if you cut the trunk _above_ the "eye", the tree will grow again. And give you shade very soon *s* Of course, I may be wrong - I am saying this so that I am always ... politically correct *L*
Aldan, ... *smiling and nodding*... thank you.aldan wrote:aldan sits and thinks of what LB was talking about with his boat... and thinks of a Styx song he grew up with.