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Old 11-17-2013, 02:57 PM
 
Location: Port St Lucie Florida
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I have a large oak tree close to my house and I think it is a laurel oak and according to what I have read it is prone to falling down in hurricane winds. There are probably good and not so good people in this field to evaluate the tree and estimate how much it will cost to remove. Has anyone had experience with tree removal? permits?
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Old 11-17-2013, 08:02 PM
 
Location: Port St. Lucie, FL
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Just curious, how long has that tree stood next to your house?
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Old 11-17-2013, 08:33 PM
 
Location: Port St Lucie Florida
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You are a mind reader, It is quite large and was here when the previous owner built the house 11 years ago. I read on the Florida web site that Laurel Oaks can be dangerous. It is on the north side so it does not offer shade- I really like the tree but like my house more. I do not mind cleaning the gutters. Getting a new knee next week! can't wait.

Drop by and check it out, I am probably overreacting.
Sid
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Old 11-18-2013, 05:36 AM
 
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Tree Pro did a fine job trimming back my nasty pine. Like yours, mine is close to the house and although it looks healthy, it makes one hell of a mess. I would consider having it removed but am somewhat concerned about the roots rotting under the house slab. I don't know which way to go with this.
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Old 11-18-2013, 05:45 AM
 
Location: Port St Lucie Florida
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FTI, I am guessing root will last for decades. Pine trees have large vertical root systems and are full of resin/sap, the roots were sources of turpentine. As such I do not think the root's rotting will pose a problem. Leave the stump for a planter base or higher as a table perhaps. You will have plenty of time to decide what to do with the root mass. I will take my own suggestion and do the same. The oak is three feet in diameter and 30 feet tall.
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