We had a bad storm Wed. & it split one of my big oaks right in half
:>( Ahhh heartbreaking for sure! As much as I complain about our big old cottonwood tree that was in our year when the house was built~~~I would miss it dearly! (not in the Fall when the huge leaves fall!) but it is home to the squirrels & woodpeckers. I would miss the shade it provides in the summer but more sun can mean
more sunny gardens! Try to look at the bright side. Think that wood is very valuable. I have a friend who used part of an old oak from their property for woodwork in their new home.
"Those that throw mud, lose ground!" :>)
Cannot tell from the picture? Is the limb on the ground from an upper area? (does not seem to be from the trunk itself, but perhaps I am not seeing the right tree)
If so, it will probably be fine with a good trim from a pro tree trimmer.
We have Red Oaks (probably similar size) that are about 80 years old, and ten years ago we had an awful snow/ice storm in Oct when the leaves held all the weight. The trees looked terrible (large broken branches everywhere) and I was afraid we would loose them. But they were trimmed up and recovered just fine.
Awwe, that's a huge branch, luckily it missed your house.
We have many live oaks that are over 100 years old on the property. I can see some have been struck by lightening in the past, lost huge branches and have even been uprooted by hurricanes. They all survived and repaired themselves, albeit are sort of funny looking, especially the one that fell over way in the back of the property in 2004...it's still growing, didn't have the heart to cut it up.
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So sorry to hear of the break. Had to be a weak spot somewhere there. A good trimming should be all it needs. It'll take a while, but it should recover.
We lost a large limb from one of our oaks during Hurricane Dennis. The tree has filled in and the ugly scar is healing. Tree is just fine.
Life isn't about how to survive the storm, but how to dance in the rain.
Always hate to see things like that happen.You all have your work cut out for you!
Oh no! I hate to see that. Hopefully, as Florida Farm Girl said, a good trimming & it may be OK.
My 1900s farmhouse:
SO sorry to see your tree split like that. Thank heavens it wasn't close to the house. Lost a big major part of a maple not long ago. Hit the roof of the garage shed but missed the house. Can you cut it up for firewood?
That was my exact thought...I see a chimney...that's FREE firewood! Most of the time the trees survive like others have said. But it is messy to clean up and will look a bit ragged for a year or two but then it should fill in.
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Oh that's really bad. Hope their another replacement for that.
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