Comments: Trees...

Oh good... Poor tree.

I have a neighbor up the street that has cut down almost every mature tree he has. Perfectly healthy, beautiful trees... Another one went down yesterday.

'Course, the stupid prick *also* painted his house orange last year. Who knows what's wrong with the guy.

Posted by Richmond on May 25, 2006 01:14 PM

I've gone one of those trees, too. I don't have the heart to take it down...it's been sprayed and fed, but looks pretty sad...every leaf has been eaten by bugs.

I believe I'm over the mountains from you ... these storms amaze me. Right before you returned from Scotland, the lightening lit up the sky almost all night...one strike after another. Dogs were going crazy, so I went outside on the porch and rocked away with a glass of wine and watched the light show.


Posted by vicki on May 25, 2006 04:11 PM

... sounds like he's probably a Longhorn fan, Richmond...

... and yeah, Vicki.. you guys will be getting the storm right after it hits here... they pretty much always come in from the southwest... and watching a thunderstorm in the rain with a glass of wine is just about perfect... good for you...

Posted by Eric on May 25, 2006 04:32 PM

The old tree might pull out--give it a bite of fertilizer and try to trim off the dead wood and see what happens. I have a pretty good looking live oak that I didn't think was gonna pull out of it after the sumbitches hit it with the blade when they were clearing the place. But I wouldn't let them take it down and have been babying it for three years and I think it is gonna make it. If not it will make somebody some good barbque wood later on.

Posted by GUYK on May 25, 2006 06:05 PM

I don't know what it is about trees - I'm not a tree-hugger in the environmentalist sense but I have a thing for deformed or "odd" trees. There were two on a long drive I used to make everyday when I lived in the country, one had two tops and the other looked like a deformed Bonsai tree...I always used to say "there's my tree" when I drove by them. Even my kids would say "there's mom's tree". I hope your old tree makes it.

Posted by Lisa W. on May 25, 2006 08:40 PM

I was just sittin on the porch thinking - "there are three dead trees that I need to have taken out." Maybe I'll find time to do that one day!

Posted by oddybobo on May 25, 2006 08:52 PM

There's allota difference between a Longhorn fan and a Longhorn.
Orange is just a color.
Texas is a State of mind.
That was close, brother!

Posted by marcus on May 26, 2006 07:06 AM

I'm trying this product to see how it works on my sick tree.

Watched This Old House on PBS lastnight...landscaper put thick layer of rich composted soil 10-15' around a tree for flowerbed...he said the soil, fertilizer and water would help the tree grow better.


Posted by vicki on May 26, 2006 10:36 AM