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Jun 8, 2020 2:28 PM CST
Richmond, VA
I posted this before, sorry for reposting. But this time I added some additional videos taken inside the tree hole with camera pointing upwards. Would you please take a second look? Thank you.

youtu.be/tDSd74qwal8
youtu.be/pLU_MMBoW4o

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Please ignore the cones, which were collected by my daughter...
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It's in my backyard, leaning slightly toward my neighbor in the back.

I also edited my original post, but it already has many replies and attracts no new one.
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Jun 8, 2020 2:44 PM CST
Name: Daisy I
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We don't have anything new to add. All we can do is offer opinions and suggestions, then you make the decisions. If you are waiting for a concensus, it won't happen. Sorry!

One of the suggestions was to find a qualified Arborist. I think that's a good idea as you are still concerned. BUT, find one who doesn't work for a tree trimming service. That would be a conflict of interest.
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Jun 8, 2020 5:05 PM CST
Richmond, VA
DaisyI said:We don't have anything new to add. All we can do is offer opinions and suggestions, then you make the decisions. If you are waiting for a concensus, it won't happen. Sorry!

One of the suggestions was to find a qualified Arborist. I think that's a good idea as you are still concerned. BUT, find one who doesn't work for a tree trimming service. That would be a conflict of interest.



Thank you. I'm not waiting for a concensus, but just wonder if you changed your opinion after watching the newly added videos.
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Jun 8, 2020 5:29 PM CST
Name: Daisy I
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I didn't watch the videos. I don't know if anyone else did or not.
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and proclaiming...."WOW What a Ride!!" -Mark Frost

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Jun 9, 2020 1:06 AM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland (Zone 7b)
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I saw the other thread but did not watch videos, cuz I cant imagine I can see enough to form even my uneducated opinion.
Responders here have a wide range of background, some very experienced as far as that goes, but just seeing pix and video is very limiting. I would watch for sick limbs or oozing from the trunk or anything weird. Have we said what kind of tree it is? I had a maple have a branch die, narrow crotch, weird bulging trunk and discovered ants working inside and pushing crumbs of rotted wood out the side of the trunk but it stood until we dropped it to add a bedroom. Also had a weeping willow fall on a calm day, discovered major rot. (Just more anecdotes that do not inform your decision.)
We're a helpful bunch but not much meaningful advice to be had in this case. Shrug!
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Jun 9, 2020 9:25 AM CST
Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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Where are those videos hosted?
Those do not look like youtube links.

I dislike watching videos on the best of days... definitely not going to a link that I don't recognize.

If the tree leans toward the neighbor... I'd get price quotes.

leaning trees are scary, and nobody can tell you which storm will bring them down.

if it wasn't going to fall on anything, seems like a valuable tree to keep around... but, as much as this tree seems to be bothering you... probably worth it to pay a tree service... just for the peace of mind.
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Jun 9, 2020 9:36 AM CST
Name: Dillard Haley
Augusta Georgia (Zone 8a)
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Concur: It looks like a tulip poplar which are not overly prone to hollowing or blowing over. The top appears healthy. But if it bothers you take it down. Not worth losing sleep over.
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Jun 9, 2020 5:59 PM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland (Zone 7b)
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Oh, I see the trademark tulip poplar leaves now.
That is a tree which eventually becomes massive and tall. May never fall but do you think its the right place for a massive very tall tree? If not, bite the bullet. It won't get any cheaper.
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Jun 9, 2020 7:08 PM CST
Richmond, VA
stone said:Where are those videos hosted?
Those do not look like youtube links.

I dislike watching videos on the best of days... definitely not going to a link that I don't recognize.

If the tree leans toward the neighbor... I'd get price quotes.

leaning trees are scary, and nobody can tell you which storm will bring them down.

if it wasn't going to fall on anything, seems like a valuable tree to keep around... but, as much as this tree seems to be bothering you... probably worth it to pay a tree service... just for the peace of mind.


They are hosted on OneDrive. Here are the youtube links anyway.
youtu.be/tDSd74qwal8
youtu.be/pLU_MMBoW4o
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Jun 9, 2020 7:26 PM CST
Name: Jim
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From you video, it looks like the center is rotting and it is infested with ants. It is not going to get any better, only worse. If I owned it, I would cut it down if it could possible cause damage if it eventually fell.
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Jun 10, 2020 2:39 PM CST
Richmond, VA
svmpmk said:I posted this before, sorry for reposting. But this time I added some additional videos taken inside the tree hole with camera pointing upwards. Would you please take a second look? Thank you.

youtu.be/tDSd74qwal8
youtu.be/pLU_MMBoW4o

Thumb of 2020-06-08/svmpmk/e67ca2
Please ignore the cones, which were collected by my daughter...
Thumb of 2020-06-08/svmpmk/378879
Thumb of 2020-06-10/svmpmk/760c74

It's in my backyard, leaning slightly toward my neighbor in the back.

I also edited my original post, but it already has many replies and attracts no new one.


Just added a full-length photo of the tree.
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Jun 10, 2020 3:47 PM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland (Zone 7b)
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Based on the new picture, with the bulk of the tree clearly on one side, I would have it removed. (Not a pro but have previous experiences I posted with my own trees)
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Jun 10, 2020 3:48 PM CST
Name: Jim
Northeast Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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sallyg said:Based on the new picture, with the bulk of the tree clearly on one side, I would have it removed. (Not a pro but have previous experiences I posted with my own trees)


Agree, as I said last night.
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Jun 13, 2020 10:11 AM CST
Richmond, VA
svmpmk said:I posted this before, sorry for reposting. But this time I added some additional videos taken inside the tree hole with camera pointing upwards. Would you please take a second look? Thank you.

youtu.be/tDSd74qwal8
youtu.be/pLU_MMBoW4o

Thumb of 2020-06-08/svmpmk/e67ca2
Please ignore the cones, which were collected by my daughter...
Thumb of 2020-06-08/svmpmk/378879
Thumb of 2020-06-10/svmpmk/760c74

It's in my backyard, leaning slightly toward my neighbor in the back.

I also edited my original post, but it already has many replies and attracts no new one.


Thank you very much to all.
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