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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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 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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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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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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How to remove this tree from my yard

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 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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Tree vs drainage foundation issue

I have been seeing expanding cracks around my home and slowly widening cracks in my foundation. I had three foundation companies look at it and all three said different things. Excavate front of house,...