That’s One Hell of a Tree

DSCN1310, originally uploaded by Prince of Petworth.

You have to appreciate this beauty. What type of tree is it?

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  • It looks like a Weeping Willow.

  • It looks like a weeping willow that has turned into a giant monster and is going to go marauding up and down the street eating small cats. yikes!

  • That reminds me- anyone know what do do if you have concerns about large trees on your property? We have several on our street, one of which is growing on our property and I’m wondering if it isn’t diseased or somehow “sick.” a large branch recently broke off and I’m worried that more might follow suit. Any tree doctors out there? Does the city offer any help/expertise?

  • Parkwood Person:

    I can’t speak to city-provided expertise regarding tree health, per se, but I do know that you can call the citywide call center to request removal of a dead tree.

    A couple of weeks ago I happened to see a city employee stop outside our house to mark a tree for removal. She said she took note of the dead/dying tree as she was driving down the street, but she encouraged us also to call the city to request removal in order to expedite things.

  • After much research I can say that the city will only do this for trees on Public land, not our own private yards or property even if they are diseased and or failing. It is the homeowners responsibility unfortunately. Good luck.

  • Parkwood Person: good question — it is nice for your tree to get a “check-up” and a “physical exam” every couple of years. My family always used Bartlett Tree people to check the health of the big trees and trim a few dying branches. It might be time to trim your tree a little bit and make sure it’s healthy

  • as to the dead/dying/sick tree in your front yard, you may be able to get the city to take care of it. about half of the front yards in Petworth are technically “public space. check your plot on your deed; it might well indicate that from the front of your porch to the back of the lot is yours, and from the porch to the street is the city’s. apparently, the city wasn’t satisfied with retaining easements, and actually kept the front yards when the developer was permitted to build so that they can dig water lines, etc. without having to ask the resident’s permission.

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