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Old 07-25-2017, 12:01 PM
 
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We cut down two cheap trees that builder planted in my yard to hold the slope. No regrets.
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Old 07-25-2017, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Swiftwater, PA
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We cut down two cheap trees that builder planted in my yard to hold the slope. No regrets.
Right now we have four quaken aspen trees (https://www.fast-growing-trees.com/Q...iABEgL7j_D_BwE) too close to our house and driveway - even though they would not fall and hit our house. The problem with them are their roots and the little trees (suckers) that spring up from everyplace the roots grow: Quaking Aspen Tree Care | Home Guides | SF Gate. I can cut our lawn today and tomorrow I will have one foot tall small aspen trees sprouting out the lawn. Worse yet is that the roots love our septic system and are now breaking through a relatively new asphalt driveway (that we recently had paved for $15K). In three weeks I will have some time off and those four trees will probably be history.

Trees are great; if it is the right tree in the right place. As homeowners we do not want problems and when trees cause too many problems; then it is time to go.
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Old 07-25-2017, 06:10 PM
 
Location: Prescott AZ
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Oh boy. I planted a Quaking Aspen very very near the sunroom to get shade, but it died. Now I am glad.
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Old 07-26-2017, 02:59 AM
 
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Last year, I removed a Norwegian maple that was growing in my parents' (tiny) front yard. The previous owner, who died a few years ago, had planted it in a terrible location where it barely had any space (about seven feet between the house and a hedge bordering a three foot ledge). I definitely felt bad about it, but it had to be done, I guess.
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Old 04-12-2018, 10:26 PM
 
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I am so sad about letting my husband cut two trees from the front side of our home. It feels like a crime and looks like a desert
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Old 04-12-2018, 11:56 PM
 
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leave them be, trees don't grow on...er, never mind
Yeah i agree......... The only tress I knock down are what I call 'EASY TREES' (Tress that are dead or amost that havent fallen yet) -- I like to go in the woods and find one and wiggle it until she falls.........
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Old 04-17-2018, 07:02 AM
 
Location: ☀️ SWFL ⛱ 🌴
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We had water oaks falling in our woods next to our lawn on the side, they had grown close together in a group. I thought the closeness was the problem but I learned they rot from within as they get older. We had four on the ground removed and four standing taken down before they fell, it was only a matter of time. All those that fell were beautiful in full leaf before toppling over in the spring as the ground softened from rain.

I didn’t feel bad about the water oaks, they had to go, but I did feel guilty about two different trees behind them. The arborist said they were solid trees that would never fall, but we’re quite unsightly. They had gnarly trunks with growth only near the the top from competing for the sunlight with the water oaks. We decided to have them removed in the end. I love trees and cutting those two down for cosmetic reasons bothered me.
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Old 04-21-2018, 07:10 PM
 
Location: 76102
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The tree in my front yard has not bloomed yet. I am giving it until June 1 and then we will remove it. Looked great last year, this year, nada.

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Old 04-23-2018, 10:39 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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Default Have you cut down a tree and regretted it?

No. I know when they have to come down. Even when they're a bit of a nuisance, I let them stay.
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Old 04-23-2018, 10:49 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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The tree in my front yard has not bloomed yet. I am giving it until June 1 and then we will remove it. Looked great last year, this year, nada.
What if it's just having a bad year? It hasn't been there a long time in tree years.

Do you fertilize it? Top dress the root zone with compost? The poor damn thing has survived your lawn maintenance.
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