Root Failure When The Ground is Saturated with Rain

TimBr

Official Well Known Greeter
Hey, that man is a national treasure!

And so was this man:

“Don't neglect life by worrying about Death. - I don't know what is the meaning of death, but I am not afraid to die - and I go on, non-stop, going forward [with life]. Even though, I, Bruce Lee, may die some day without fulfilling all of my ambitions, I will have no regrets. I did what I wanted to do and what I've done, I've done with sincerity and to the best of my ability. You can't expect much more from life.”

-Bruce Lee
Great quote, thanks for posting this. I’ve never seen it before today. Bruce came across as a thoughtful, grounded guy with this statement.
 

DSW

New Member
Location
Midwest
The type of winds strong enough to uproot a tree typically, a climber wouldn't be working anyway. As far as the ground being saturated, I just don't see how a climber putting 200ish pounds mostly downward on a tree would have that much of an effect.

Everyone has to make their own call. Always be in a clear frame of mind.

That said; that looks like a pretty normal tree. I'd be grumbling over having to shimmy out on that lower lateral long before I'd worry about it uprooting.
 

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