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        09-16-2013, 10:22 AM
      #11
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    All 3 of my brain damaged group will eat them, which is why they're not allowed in the fenced area around the house during acorn season.

    I did notice that none of my 4 trees have acorns this year. Strange. They've been pretty prolific the last 7 seasons, so I'm not sure why this year they're not producing any.

    I hate oak trees. They're always dropping tree sized limbs, and some of them land on the house. I'd have them cut down if I could afford it.
         
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        09-16-2013, 10:37 AM
      #12
    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by Speed Racer    
    All 3 of my brain damaged group will eat them, which is why they're not allowed in the fenced area around the house during acorn season.

    I did notice that none of my 4 trees have acorns this year. Strange. They've been pretty prolific the last 7 seasons, so I'm not sure why this year they're not producing any.

    I hate oak trees. They're always dropping tree sized limbs, and some of them land on the house. I'd have them cut down if I could afford it.
    I love the oak trees and we have some gigantic ones.

    I did have to have a few taken down a few years back as they were engulfing the house. Looked deserted. It IS expensive. Those weren't even all that huge and it was five thousand dollars!

    It was neat to watch. This little guy went up those trees like a monkey and started at the top.

    I'm going to have to get someone out to limb the one in the front yard.
    Some of the branches are almost to the roof of the house and I can see them doing a number when the wind blows. Cheaper to limb the tree than replace the roof.
         
        09-16-2013, 10:37 AM
      #13
    Green Broke
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Speed Racer    
    All 3 of my brain damaged group will eat them, which is why they're not allowed in the fenced area around the house during acorn season.

    I did notice that none of my 4 trees have acorns this year. Strange. They've been pretty prolific the last 7 seasons, so I'm not sure why this year they're not producing any.

    I hate oak trees. They're always dropping tree sized limbs, and some of them land on the house. I'd have them cut down if I could afford it.

    Oaks are protected out here... but a crate of beer goes a long way when you find the man with the right tools for the job
         
        09-16-2013, 10:41 AM
      #14
    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by DuffyDuck    
    Oaks are protected out here... but a crate of beer goes a long way when you find the man with the right tools for the job
    Wait. Protected??
    What if it is beating on your house or leaning toward your barn or....
         
        09-16-2013, 11:28 AM
      #15
    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by acorn    
    Wait. Protected??
    What if it is beating on your house or leaning toward your barn or....

    Then you have to get a tree specialist out to deem that the offending tree branches can be removed.

    We had a dead oak at our old yard. In the end someone just pulled it with well placed rope and a good tractor. Wasn't particularly big thankfully, but it left a gaping hole.

    We had so many houses damaged on our old base thanks to trees!
         
        09-16-2013, 11:38 AM
      #16
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    I wouldn't mind the oaks if they weren't around the house. They do provide lovely shade for the animals when they're not dropping limbs the size of a bus!
         
        09-16-2013, 11:53 AM
      #17
    Weanling
    In addition to the ones we had around the house removed we had one that was very close to our barn. The roots had grown into the stalls. I wasn't worried about the tree coming down on the barn but it worried me that if lightning hit the tree the lightning would run right into the stalls. Down the tree down the roots in the barn.

    We still have some really large ones around the barn and the house but none that close. If one of these fell on the house I doubt there would be anything left including us! Sure does make a difference in the summer time. The shade is lovely.
         

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