What about letting the owner know that they have bragging rights? Unless the tree is a train wreck waiting to visit destruction on a high value target, the owner may want to reconsider killing a biggun' .We are planning to nominate a Black Gum here in PA next week; it’s likely top 5 in PA. Unfortunately we have to remove its bigger brother at the same property, I plan to measure it before we start cutting, just to see how it would have ranked.
Always. I'm not sure how species that don't have a current champion work... we pruned an Ailanthus that dwarfed every one I have ever seen, but there was little to compare it to. I saw a reference to the biggest one in North America, but that didn't help me much. Big is big, even for introduced species, right?Is this something any of you keep an eye out for? Had a soil care visit today and the client had the biggest Doug Fir I have ever seen in NY. Was considering getting a measurement.
We did let them know, unfortunately the tree is a train wreck. It’s probably a little over 100 feet tall, 3 feet in diameter, and there is a hole all the way through the trunk 2 feet in diameter, 60’ above the ground, you can see light through from the ground. We did not want to remove this tree, but it is so unstable, the top half is likely to fall out any time, and will land on the house when it does.What about letting the owner know that they have bragging rights? Unless the tree is a train wreck waiting to visit destruction on a high value target, the owner may want to reconsider killing a biggun' .