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Winds a blowin'

Discussion in 'All Other Photos' started by KarenSoCal, Jul 9, 2018.

  1. KarenSoCal

    KarenSoCal Well-Known Member

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    A terrible wind and dust storm came through here last night. 5 of my trees were toppled! 20180709_102445.jpeg 20180709_102400.jpeg 20180709_102243.jpeg 20180709_102225.jpeg
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    Oh no!!! Hope there is no damage other than the trees:( love your enclosure though!
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    Fortunately nothing on the ground was damaged. Chug's burrow is right under the branches, but it looks like it's ok. And Chug is out and about and fine.
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    So glad!!! Sucks about the cleanup though!
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    Wow, I guess the wind did blow. Glad all is safe. Other then the trees that is.
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    Ah geeze! Are the trees salvageable?
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    2 CA pepper trees might be. But they are shallow roots, and I'm tired of worrying about them. Will probably replace them. Maybe places for dwarf mulberry trees?
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    Set that hose down at the base of any tree you have growing, and want to keep, and turn the water on just enough to puddle around the tree and then walk away for a day or two...deep watering is essential to tree survival in your (and my) high wind areas...there is no other fix....deep tap root will grow and then turn a sprinkler on at the base of the tree and turn the water up so that it spreads out the same width as the tree canopy and leave it on for no less than an hour...this will aid your lateral roots in expanding to offer balance for the overall tree....just saying.
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    Thank you! Good advice! And sorry for the late reply..I am not getting some notifications that I should be getting.
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    Thank you, Jay. You folks truly understand the loss of a tort's shade tree. It will take years to replace that!
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    You're welcome, we had a bad storm come through last year. These are pictures from my brother's subdivision. KIMG0115.jpeg KIMG0114.jpeg KIMG0113.jpeg
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    As long as we're posting pictures, this is the pepper tree in my box turtle enclosure after a big wind storm:

    box turtle yard 09-13 a.jpg Box turtle yard 09-15 b.jpg
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    You must have been sad, too. They can give such nice shade.
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