Bob’s been trying to get in touch with our tree service guy to come out and take a look at a particular sugar maple in our back yard. It’s been trimmed back more than once, and even had one major branch amputated and sealed years ago. This summer there has been a nest of (I believe) woodpeckers in a hole on the main trunk; it’s very cool to watch the little avian family, but probably doesn’t bode too well for the tree.
The concern is, regardless of how pretty the maple is on the outside, (and I do love them, especially in the autumn), this one is close enough to the family room roof that toppling over could do some serious damage, and not just to the woodpeckers’ cozy little abode! Continue reading