|NEW PJM RHODODENDRON IN FRONT OF JUNEBERRY...|
|...MORE PJM'S ADDED TO FRONT GARDEN|
|ONE TRUNK OF A DOUBLE-TRUNKED WHITE PINE FELL ON FRIDAY|
|...DAMAGING A LIENT'S HOME|
I panted the three PJM Rhododendrons in the rain yesterday and they look nice one in front
of the Juneberry in the perennial garden, and two added to what is becoming a Rhododendron and azalea garden in the front.
The big white pine that came down on my client's home on Chquamegon Bay Road could have done far more damage if it had taken a slightly different trajectory. The tree is actually on a neighbor's property and that brings up an interesting point; if one owns a vacant lot or other unoccupied woooded property it is best to carry liability insurance, since trees can and do fall onto neighboring property. There is a very tall second trunk still standing which is very precarious and the whole remaining tree has to come down. This tree had two trunks growing from a narrow crotch about thirty feet up which became weak and defective over time. A good rule of thumb is, the narrower the crotch between two large branches or twin trunks the weaker the junction is, and the wider it is, the stronger it is.