Try and then try again.
Our tree is broken, but it doesn’t surprise me.
This house has been a second-try (or third, or fourth) house from the get-go. Starting as a short sale, we were told the closing may take a month (or two, at the most). It took 12. Twelve months!
As soon as we closed we had a company dig a well. 110 feet down and they didn’t hit a single drop of water. None. Second time they did hit water, just not much.
Sure why not hook the sprinklers up to that. It’ll be fine. It wasn’t. Let’s go ahead and switch them back. We’ve now lost more money and our whole yard. It’s almost half an acre, don’t worry.
Guess we should start on the fence then. That was fine. For about a year. Then they built a house next to us and we happened to have our fence on their property. No big deal. Let’s just move that.
The basement wasn’t finished. Let’s just get that finished. Don’t worry, we won’t be surprised when we have to do everything twice. And we did. Framing. Plumbing. Electrical. Spray insulation. Sheetrock. Tile. Carpet.
So, that tree I told you was broken… We planted that less than 2 years ago. I guess we may as well fork a few more bucks into this thing before it falls to the ground. See why it doesn’t surprise me.
That’s a severe case of sunscald. All of that loose bark is the perfect home for tree destroying insects. Perfect. Not all hope is lost though. I’m doing everything my landscaper friend told me to do. Insecticide poured at the base of the tree and pruning sealer applied to the massive wound.
I definitely won’t forget to wrap my second Autumn Blaze Maple in the winter time. Lesson learned.