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Old 05-14-2015, 11:02 AM
Location: Jamestown, NY
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Originally Posted by mkarch View Post
Price sounds good but if it's that close to the house why are you leaving it there? It's only going to get bigger each year and pruning it encourages growth. It's not going to get any further from the house as it grows. Long run you're better off replacing it with something planted a minimum of 15' from the house if not further depending on he mature size.
Originally Posted by Butterfly4u View Post
It's too close to the house.
Then cut it down. Plant a shrub that won't destroy your house in a wind storm.
Seriously, you are talking major damage with a tree too close to the house.
Good luck with that.
Originally Posted by ocngypz View Post
Have it cut down and stump ground.

It will always be too close to the house.....and roots can become VERY problematic!
I had to have my gloriously beautiful weeping cherry taken down last year for this exact reason. I miss it, but I wasn't going to have it wrecking my foundation.

"Landscapers" and homeowners are always putting trees too close to houses because they look at the aesthetics of the tree at its current size rather than what size it will be in 20-30 years (the estimated age of my cherry!).
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Old 05-14-2015, 06:51 PM
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Originally Posted by denverian View Post
I wouldn't be able to get anyone to cut it down for months, considering all the work going on in metro Denver to clean up all the damage from the freak snow the other day.
Buy an axe. You can have the rest of it taken out later.
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