The Other Coast by Adrian Raeside for August 08, 2022

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    momofalex7  4 months ago

    That’s horrible. Trim the tree; don’t cut it down.

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    allen@home  4 months ago

    Don’t plant it so close to the house doofus.

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    saobadao  4 months ago

    Gah! When we bought our home 40 years ago there were two palms (palms are NOT trees) in the backyard. The fronds touched the ground; that’s how short they were. They are now many, many feet above our two story house. It costs us about $600 two times a year to trim them. How I wish we had taken them out way back when.

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    Farside99  4 months ago

    You were cute when you were little.

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    gr8fuldean  4 months ago

    Why didn’t his hair turn grey by the end? Trees don’t grow that fast.

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    John Wiley Premium Member 4 months ago

    Food, furniture, and shelter. Thank you, tree!

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    wuhts  4 months ago

    We lost a Bradford Pear during a storm. As they cut it down I asked to save part of the trunk and wrote the last words from “The Giving Tree” on it. I keep it in the garage and it makes me happy, just like the book does.

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    Bill The Nuke  4 months ago

    I saw a new housing development where they tried to preserve as many trees as possible (mostly pines). One house was built with a semi-circle in the eaves to allow them to keep a pine growing next to it. I’ve always wondered how that worked out after the first hurricane.

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    rgjuul  4 months ago

    Shouldn’t the guy be 50 years older?

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    WCraft Premium Member 4 months ago

    I learned that the hard way.

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    NaturLvr  4 months ago

    That’s just sad.

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    Gen.Flashman  4 months ago

    In Austin if the tree is > 24" in diameter you are not permitted to cut it down (with very few exceptions) or remove more than 1/4 of the canopy. If you do remove the tree without a permit, you can be fined $10K. The man should actually be 30 years older.

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    Impkins & Patsnozzle Premium Member 4 months ago

    I love the sound of chainsaws in the morning. NOT!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

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    raybarb44  4 months ago

    How old are you? That’s a big tree…..

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    gopher gofer  4 months ago

    i did yard work for a guy like this who fretted endlessly about a lovely, tall tree a short distance from the house. i kept explaining to him that the tree was far enough away and healthy enough that it posed no danger. he kept doubting. shortly after i stopped working for him he chopped the poor tree down…

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    eddi_tbh  4 months ago

    Make sure to leave more room than you think the tree will need.

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