Friday, May 6, 2011

Our 70 Foot Colorado Spruce Tree Got a Make Over

Our house guarded by 2 70' Colorado Spruce trees.  They are about 50 years old and have been trimmed every 5 years or so when they were younger According to the aborist (who we consulted with a few weeks ago) - they are the prettiest trees in all of Colorado Springs. 

The last few years we have noticed the top of the south tree was starting to separate. 
 When we looked close we could see that there were 2 trunks - called co dominant trunks.
 I called Tall Timbers Tree Co. here in Colorado Springs for a consult.  He said that the best thing to do is to cable the two trunks, pull the cable tight which will bring them together.  He also said that with the winds we had this winter, we were lucky one half didn't blow/fall off. (That is Pikes Peak in the background!)

They brought the bucket truck and he got out of the bucket and climbed around the branches to get the cable around the two trunks, pretty close to the top of the tree.
And now our beautiful tree after it's make over. The top is all closed and looking grand again!!


Mee2 said...

Those are some very beautiful trees. Honestly, I'm jealous over here. I just wanted to give a shout out. I live in Pueblo. What a small world! Oh, and, I can't wait to try that thing you do for the flour for gravy. I just read it and can't remember what it's called. Ugh!

Chris said...

what a clever solution for that grand old tree. Glad the tree expert was able to work his magic.