Lots of trees blown over from Dorian around here. I noticed a big wax myrtle planted on the side of the road. It’s at a 45° angle at this point due to the wind. Thinking about collecting it. Quick question tho…how illegal is this, lol?
If it is in a public ROW and not salvageable probably OK
If by row you mean is it among a row of trees then yes. It’s in the space between a highway and a frontage road. There are a bunch there and they’re quite overgrown. You’d barely even notice that it’s gone as they’ve all kinda grown into each other. I was hoping to rent a cordless reciprocating saw, but my local HD doesn’t have one. :’( Guess I’ll be using a hand saw.
ROW is an acronym for Right Of Way
Lol, okay. It’s definitely that.
Holy cow, that was a job!!! I’m glad that I’m relatively strong. Sadly, I’m also relatively stupid. This thing is WAY bigger than I thought it was. I also thought that it was two trunks. It is not. I gigantic beast. This is so dumb lol. Anyway, gonna build the box this afternoon after I remove the big structural roots. I don’t have any pumice, so I bought a couple of bags of perlite to mix with some diatomaceous earth. Best I can do rn.
Didn’t have enough DE and Napa closed, so I just chopsticked what I could and covered the root ball with damp towels overnight.
There’s a nice hollow developing at the base of the tree. I’ll dig this out a bit and then coat the inside of it with PC wood hardener unless someone has a better idea.
Tub is now full and covered with pine straw. You can’t even tell that it’s in a tub. I cut down more of the branches save for a few that I left foliage on for photosynthesis. So far, so good. The leaves on the tallest part of the tree look good. I probably won’t water it for several days just to give it time to strike the water/oxygen balance.