12 May 2006
The Arborist arrived in good spirits; I have to believe, especially since he spent rather a lot of time over the past year working on Katrina/Rita damage, that it's probably pretty hard to shock him anymore.
Anyway, he inspected the sweetgum, and decided that it's as good as dead, and bring on the chainsaws.
So that answers that. Is the tree next to it in trouble? Apparently not. "And it's weird, how you'll sometimes have two otherwise identical trees, and one grows well, and the other never does much of anything."
Not an unknown characteristic in other species, you'll note.Posted at 8:48 AM to Surlywood