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Looking Up

This is a live oak tree on our lot that we hope to save.  I want to be able to stand by my kitchen window and look up into its branches for years to come.   I understand that the roots of these oaks don’t grow very deep and are rather fragile.  We are trying to make sure that the heavy equipment used to for the dirt work on our lot disturbs as little of the roots as possible.  According to winterparkliveoakfund.org live Oaks adapt to almost any soil, grow rapidly when young and often live to be centuries old. Typical mature sizes are 40 to 80 feet in height with an 80 foot spread.

Photo 1 – The leaves are beginning to grow and the green says spring is here. (April 2015)

Photo 2 – The winter version of our tree  –in our region the oaks shed their leaves every fall. (February 2015)

Note:  We’re in the process of building a house.  We are lucky because there are so many fabulous trees on our lot.   Of course, we want to keep as many trees as possible; unfortunately, we will have to remove some in order to be able to build our home. We’ve actually planned our house around this tree because it was one of the biggest and most interesting trees on our lot.


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