Too Close

September 1, 2016

TOO CLOSE - No woody plants stop getting bigger until they die, unless dormant or pruned (and pruning often spoils the specimen and almost always stimulates new growth).  Red maple is a medium-sized tree species (to 75+ feet), but this specimen is planted only 16 inches from the building, by a "professional."  Notice also the disfiguring and potentially fatal damage at the base of the trunk.

 

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