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Old 07-10-2011, 09:42 AM   #1
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Can this tree be saved?


I was thinking of winching it vertical using the larger tree on the right, and leaving it roped there for a year or two.

Yesterday they were parallel.

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Old 07-10-2011, 09:54 AM   #2
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Can this tree be saved?


Yesterday they were parallel? Not good news.

My guess you may have a contained root ball situation under that tree and the roots have just wrapped around each other and rotted.

You can try pulling it over but don't risk the healthly tree. Get a couple of solid tree strakes and and tree ties and build a support. You need to get rid of the water shoot too.

You may get lucky but this is not a good situation.

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Can this tree be saved?


Thanks for the reply. I forgot to mention in my post that it was high winds that forced it over. It didn't just fall over on its own.

Watershoot? Is that the smaller tree on the left?
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Can this tree be saved?


You in central Alberta? Wind here was crazy the last couple days. Lol.
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Old 07-10-2011, 02:56 PM   #5
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Sure am. Wind and rain have cost me a fair bit these last couple of weeks...
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