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Old 01-05-2019, 09:31 AM
 
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If your planting a tree in your yard it will have to get cut down eventually. When you have roots from a 50 year old tree going underneath your house causing a multitude of problems you know it.
OMG.

How many dumb posts can you make in one day?

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Old 01-05-2019, 05:29 PM
 
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I have a Eucalyptus deglupta and Adansonia madagascariensis in my back yard.
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Old 01-05-2019, 06:20 PM
 
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If your planting a tree in your yard it will have to get cut down eventually. When you have roots from a 50 year old tree going underneath your house causing a multitude of problems you know it.
Of course, this depends upon the size of both the lot and if the trees were planted with good foresight, i.e. trees whose full size in maturity was taken into consideration before they were put into the ground.

I had to take down several trees when I moved into my current home because the former homeowner had planted an oak, a maple, and a birch tree less than six feet from the foundation of the house. It broke my heart to do so, but they were going to become a problem sooner rather than later given their close proximity to the house. If the last homeowner had planted them in the lower tier of the back yard, they'd still standing today.

My parents have a large yard with more than a few trees that were planted at the same time the house was built in 1906. All is well, although a few trees had to be taken down over the years due to the poor health of the tree(s) rather than their location in relation to the house.
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Old 01-05-2019, 06:24 PM
 
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I am very lucky to have an old American Chestnut tree. It is beautiful! Deer love the chestnuts.
I'm so jealous that you have a chestnut tree! The nuts are absolutely delicious both roasted and candied--don't let the deer eat them all.

If you also have a butternut, black walnut, and/or a hickory tree, I'm quadruply envious.
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Old 01-05-2019, 06:26 PM
 
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California redwood
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Old 01-05-2019, 07:19 PM
 
Location: Floribama
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If your planting a tree in your yard it will have to get cut down eventually. When you have roots from a 50 year old tree going underneath your house causing a multitude of problems you know it.
There are 100 year old houses in my area with equally old Live Oaks and pines growing right next to them.
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Old 01-05-2019, 07:28 PM
 
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Assuming I had the space, and that the space was protected, this is what I would plant:

Metasequoia glyptostroboides 'Raven' SHAW'S LEGACY - Plant Finder

Dawn Redwood Raven
We have a Dawn Redwood in our yard here in Michigan. We had three trees trimmed two summers ago and the Arborist was shocked to discover we had a healthy White Ash in our front yard (I proactively treat for Emerald Ash Borer) and a Dawn Redwood in our back yard.
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Old 01-05-2019, 07:33 PM
 
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Maybe place a sign or plaque by it saying what it is and its potential. People are cheesy though, I have seen people cut down the most beautiful trees for the most trivial reasons.
Yup. Our neighborhood is 40 years old with many mature trees, yet new property owners continue to cut down healthy mature trees just so they don't have to rake leaves in the Fall. Then complain their homes are hot and A/C bills high in the summer. And complain about all the leaves that blow onto their yard from neighboring trees.
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Old 01-05-2019, 07:54 PM
 
Location: Forest bathing
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Yup. Our neighborhood is 40 years old with many mature trees, yet new property owners continue to cut down healthy mature trees just so they don't have to rake leaves in the Fall. Then complain their homes are hot and A/C bills high in the summer. And complain about all the leaves that blow onto their yard from neighboring trees.
Healthy more mature trees also enhance property values. Kids love to climb them if that still happens, they provide shade as you said, a place to hang a tire swing or build a tree fort, and they clean th3 air and absorb sound. Silly neighbors.
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Old 01-05-2019, 08:14 PM
 
Location: Floribama
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We have a Dawn Redwood in our yard here in Michigan. We had three trees trimmed two summers ago and the Arborist was shocked to discover we had a healthy White Ash in our front yard (I proactively treat for Emerald Ash Borer) and a Dawn Redwood in our back yard.
Hopefully your Ash will stay healthy until the borers have moved on through. Thereís needs to be some survivors to create seedlings in the future. Iím hoping EAB will be like a wildfire and will burn itself out eventually.
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