We have a vacant corner lot in the movin-and-shakin (such as it is, small
scale) section of town. It's a rose garden, lawn, with a few veggies,
fenced with 6' high chain link. . Gets lots of admirers. The problem is
the locust tree growing right out at the corner, 3" within our fence, 50'
feet high, with branches hanging over the sidewalk. Walkers seem to like
the shade of the tree on the sidewalk. But the tree has a split trunk - a
5/16" cable, about 12' off the ground, has been holding it together for
about 10 years. Yesterday we noticed the cable had frayed and only a couple
strands were left holding it. Today I attached some chain and a turnbuckle
and cut the trouble making branches off up as high as my extension ladder
would take me. The tree has to be topped out - maybe cut back to 20' high.
The lot is vacant, we make no profit from it, it is definately an
attraction. What do you think the chances are of having the city top it out