Tuesday, August 17, 2010

What happened???

One day last week I was out in the backyard with the dog and noticed a large crack in the trunk of this tree.

I was weeding around the tree a day or two before and never noticed the crack, but it must have been there.  (Just ignore the scooter...it's yard art.)  It goes from the bottom of the trunk and is about three or four feet long.  I took out a yardstick and stuck in in the crack.  It's 18 inches deep at the bottom and about an inch deep at the top of the crack.  Could it have been struck by lightening?  I don't see any scorching.

This is a big tree and I'd hate to lose it.  I sure hope no hurricanes come this way any time soon.

We got a price from someone to take it down, but I think I might call a tree surgeon to see if it can be saved.  We need all the shade we can get here!


  1. Wow, some crack. It's always something, isn't it.

  2. Gosh, I hope it can be saved!


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