believe it or not, you are seeing most of the crown (whats left of it)
also the tree is almost completely hollow maybe 3 in of sound wood, not really a lot of weight there
I'll be going back later this spring to reduce it even more. I'll get some before and after pics.
I do have pics on my work comp of the entire project, I'll try to get 'em up tomorrow
that makes one of us!, I know you know what you are doing.
I've learned the error of my ways top...A what? You must mean roofersite
Shame on you!
Yup, that tree inspiried me to do a similar brace for my next door neighbor several years ago. Here's your picture again, Burnham.I recall a pic that Sqwerl has posted of a live oak that spans a canal that he runs his fishing boat through. The tree has a steel prop post on the opposite side of the canal from the tree's base. It's a cool picture...and a great way to save a tree.