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Can a small wood retaining wall be replaced by trees?

There is a small retaining wall on my property, made of wooden blocks. It is slowly deteriorating, so I had an expert come to check it out: they said it would be good for at least another 10 years, ...
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How can I remove these tree roots grown under the concrete slab?

Is there any way that I can remove these roots and let the driveway concrete slab (raised by the roots) settle to its original position?
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Can tree roots raise a driveway concrete slab?

One of concrete slabs in our driveway has risen around 10 cm (4 inches) at the higher end and around 5 cm (2 inches) at the lower end as in the photos below. The slab is around 3 meters (10 feet) wide,...
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Inserting a threaded rod all the way through a tree trunk [closed]

I've been setting up a tall tree for roped climbing using gear similar to what is normally used for rock climbing. The idea is basically just to have a fun way for friends to get up high, look at the ...
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Gallow Bracket for Hammock Chair?

I have a tree in my backyard with no branches low enough for a chair hammock. My plan is to make a 36" gallow shelf bracket with a 2x4 (hang it upside down so flat part is parallel to the ground),...
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What diameter threaded rod to brace crotch of tree with two 12" codominant stems [closed]

Red maple tree has two codominant stems, each of them 12" in diameter. Would a 1" diameter rod suffice to brace the stems 12" above the crotch?
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Hiring an arborist for tree work

I live in Florida and my neighbor has a huge live oak tree. It's beautiful and healthy tree. However, one of the main branch is overextending into my backyard hovering over my sunroom and I want to ...
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How to remove a tree from a roof

How do I remove this tree that fell down? It is partially on the roof.
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Best way to remove roots around a tree stump

I recently had a tree stump removed by a tree company. My lawn care company filled the hole with dirt. However they both forgot to put in root killer. I now have about a 3-4 ft circle around the newly ...
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Is my treehouse platform structurally sound?

I'm working on my first treehouse as an adult 😂 I've built plenty out of scraps as a kid, but nothing of this magnitude. I'm mostly concerned about the structural integrity of the platform with this ...
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How do I put legs on a curved surface?

I cut an oak tree in half (image below, but with the rough bark on the outside!) and want to make a seat. The legs are the problem. I've made a few attempts (like short 2x4's, etc), but I can't make a ...
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How to prevent tree roots from puncturing pond liner?

I am building a pond using HDPE pond liner. I'd like to plant various trees around the back of the pond, but am concerned the roots will eventually grow and puncture the liner. Is there such a concern?...
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Putting a birdhouse up a tree without harming the tree

I'd like to put a bird house (below) into my backgarden tree but am not sure what's the best way to do it. I've read opinions that affixing a birdhouse by hammering nails into it & into the tree ...
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Stumps haul out

I have a mound in front of my house with two stumps in it (shown below). I have a quote for the excavation of the mound which includes the removal of dirt. The difference between hauling the ...
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Hanging a Tree Swing

I was going to buy a swing for my two boys, each weighing under 100 pounds. I can't imagine more than three of them on the swing, so 250/300 pounds max. This silver maple is the only viable place ...
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Cost-effective root barrier for home sewer line

We have 2 trees growing in the same area of our house front yard as the sewer line. As shown in the picture below, one tree is about 5ft away from the line, and the other, about 20ft away. I assume ...
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suggestions required for leaf blower?

There are 5 huge trees are in my house. So we face sanitation issues all the time. I am thinking to buy a good leaf blower to keep my home clean. what leaf blower you will suggest for home users?
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Should I leave a treeline to mitigate flooding in my backyard?

I have a 1942 colonial near Hartford, CT. It is a corner lot, and one of the streets I am on recently experienced a flash flood. Our house stayed dry, but we saw water up to three feet in the street ...
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Is a 12-in diameter tree stable enough to support a tree house?

I plan to build a tree house by bolting two (2) 2x6 on the side of this 12-in diameter tree: I don't know what tree it is and in the process of asking here: https://gardening.stackexchange.com/...
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PVC Pipe for sprinkler system broken in multiple places

Roughly 2 years ago I posted this question: Need Sprinkler Cracked PVC Pipe Repair Suggestions There was a lot of good suggestions, but now the issue has gotten much worse. In the image below I'm ...
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How long do tree stumps take to decay? [closed]

I had a large tree in my yard cut down to about 8' above ground. It now has two stumps joined at the base. I am planning to build a treehouse for my kids around the stump with the weight being held by ...
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Tree stump in crawlspace surrounded by boards and covered in concrete?

I had a home inspection done today and the inspector told me this was a first: In the crawlspace there was a large box filled with concrete. It looks like this: Image source The builder was there ...
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replumb leaning post

6 ft tall 4x4 PT post out of plumb by 1-3/8". Excellent condition. Years old. Set in cement. Rock solid in part because tree roots have encased the cement. Tree too valuable to risk damaging roots by ...
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Tree growing into gutter. What's a good strategy?

I'm wondering what is a good long-lasting strategy to deal with it in a way that is respectful of the environment, i.e. the city does not allow cutting any trees.
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Need Sprinkler Cracked PVC Pipe Repair Suggestions

The issue is this sprinkler was placed in a very bad location. It's next to a large stone and 1 foot away from a 40 foot tall tree. Over the years, the tree grew on top of the sprinkler pipes. I had ...
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Arborist opinion on paving over tree roots. Will it kill the tree?

I have a 30ft tall, 24in diameter Silver Maple tree, smack right in the middle of my 40ft-wide front lawn. I'd like to widen my 10ft-wide driveway, but I don't want to cut down the tree, because it ...
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Polesaw: electric v. gas? battery v. corded? [closed]

The Home Depot site indicates there are two classes of pole saws: 1) Electric powered 2) Gas powered Within electric, there is battery-powered vs corded. This is light duty (palm trees) and small (...
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What is the easiest way to remove this stump (under wall)?

The picture shows the stump. We ground up the main stump, but there are parts of it and the root under a block wall/fence dividing my property and my neighbor's property. We suspect that this is ...
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Undead tree haunting sewer line

My sewer service line backs up about once or twice a year. When the plumber comes to unblock it, he finds tree roots in the line. The thing is, the only tree that has grown over the line was cut ...
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How should I remove a wooden fence from a tree trunk?

I have a wooden fence that has been attached to a walnut tree trunk that was growing on the fence-line (wasn't my decision - was the builders). That stump is now rotten and we would like to get it ...
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How can I safely remove a large fallen tree?

I have a large tree that has fallen on my property, and it is currently supported on opposite ends, like this: The bulk of the tree that was beyond the fence, off to the right, was already ...
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How to assess whether tree roots are causing a problem

I'm in the process of buying a house that has large trees in the garden. I noticed on the documents for the house that some pipework, cabling and drains run fairly close to one of the trees. What kind ...