Funny you say that...Sorry for the trolling post. This one is a willow. I have a picture of the same thing where I butchered a lime (linden) at the state archive in Muncih.
That tree is there now and will be around long after I am not.
Still, I don't miss having to do that type of work.
Heh I'm poking a little fun but seriously sometimes a nice tree in the wrong spot it's an alternative to removal as long as all of the risk are identified and a plan for long term maintenance is put into place. Where's the harm if it's that or death?
Funny you say that...
I have an aging population of silver linden in the streets of Boston. This post actually made me consider this as an alternative to removal for a couple of trees. thanks!
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So you as as a city arborist can say you'd consider doing that to a tree, and it's a edumacated decision.