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  1. Psycheinaboat's Avatar
    Welcome back. I plan on spending time here again after being away for a long, long time.

    By the way, I appreciate your blogged thoughts.
  2. Dreamwoven's Avatar
    I have been her since 2010, love it.
  3. kiz_paws's Avatar
    Hey Virg.
    Me toooo!
    Good to see you, and glad to hear you understood the meaning of 'nerd', lol!
  4. PeterL's Avatar
    I'm glad you liked it. But based on the numbers, people prefer my post titled "Equality for All; the Fourteenth Amendment". It's a few years old, but it has had plenty of views. After rereading that one, I can see why it has been popular.
  5. mtpspur's Avatar
    Checking in after the usual way too long absence and glad to see still a regular here. I can't believe the years have flown by as they have.
  6. Virgil's Avatar
    And so was I. And I still am!!! And proud of it.

    Hey Kiz.

    I always loved all those emoticons Lit Net has.
  7. Virgil's Avatar
    Hey Blue. Just dropping in and nice to see you're around. I hope you're well. And you're mom too.

    So you want to cut back the tree, especially the roots. It probably can be done but that's a major effort. You would have to dig up and expose the roots (and you have to be cautious about it so the tree doesn't tip over) and trim them back. If you're prudent about it, it shouldn't kill the tree. Pruning roots is no different than pruning branches. If it's only one side that's near the wall, then maybe it can be done. The question becomes, is it worth it? I understand how a tree that's been in one's backyard for a life time has sentimental value. I would have no idea what it would cost. As someone said above I would call a tree specialist. They should provide a free estimate.

    Splicing and grafting might be an option, but they are rather complicated. I have an uncle who used spliced grape vines. You can do a search on those procedures but I remember many years ago when I gardened trying it on something and failing miserably.
    Updated 10-10-2017 at 10:48 PM by Virgil
  8. kiz_paws's Avatar
    Based on the number of reads this Blog entry has, I would say that lots of people find your entries intriguing.
    I found your words interesting and informative.
    Your closing paragraph was awesome, by the way, Peter.
  9. kiz_paws's Avatar
    Hello, I also came back after a time away from LitNet.
    The place has changed quite a bit, but there are new and interesting people here. Some of my 'old' friends are still here, which was very nice to see.
    Welcome back to you!
  10. Melanie's Avatar
    Interesting blog, bluebird. I'm a treehugger too so I feel your pain.
  11. tonywalt's Avatar
    I'm still here. Been back quite a bit lately
  12. tonywalt's Avatar
    Good for you!
  13. PeterL's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by kiz_paws
    What a good read this gem was.
    I actually read through it twice.
    Great! I'm glad that someone else likes it.
  14. kiz_paws's Avatar
    What a good read this gem was.
    I actually read through it twice.
  15. kiz_paws's Avatar
    If I were to try to save a tree, I would recommend looking into an arborist. Trees are their specialty and they would know if the tree can be saved/salvaged.

    Good luck, Blue!
  16. Danik 2016's Avatar
    I liked this chronicle about the old family tree. So many old trees fall down these days. In my city they crack down specially during the tempest destroying cars and sometimes even killing people.
  17. Bluebiird's Avatar
    Additionally. The loss of our lovely old tree gives me a better view of the window across from me. The house across from me had a loft conversion (which greatly disrupted my sleep for months) and installed a pretty big window. If I can see it then it (well its inhabitants) can see me. I donít like that at all. Mercifully the nuisance tree almost completely blocks it. Another reason not to cut it down, no matter how badly its roots may ruin our house in the future. What do I want more in the end? Privacy or a house that isnít falling down?
    I also wonder if our old Christmas tree might have had rot. Iíll have to inspect it. At the moment Iím still maintaining the possibility that the tree is still alive and perfectly healthy and just needs standing up. But even if that were the case I doubt we could stand him back up again.
  18. PeterL's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by kiz_paws
    Great link, Peter.
    I like how you back up your facts with information -- it adds to the flavor, if you will, of your blog entries.
    Great! I find it annoying when people shoot from the hip and are wrong, especially when they claim to be scientists or other experts, and I like to differentiate myself from those that I do not like. I have done several posts on pseudo-science and fake facts; there is plenty of material for bother, and the Economist regularly runs articles decrying scientists who fake their data.
  19. kiz_paws's Avatar
    Great link, Peter.
    I like how you back up your facts with information -- it adds to the flavor, if you will, of your blog entries.
  20. PeterL's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by kiz_paws
    I liked what you had to say about medical care. As well, the racism point regarding biology disagreeing with 'there is more than one race of humans" -- I found this interesting indeed.
    I also found that item surprising, when I first learned it, but it is a matter of the definition of race*, and that is backed up by the genetics. There is more genetic distance within the traditional skin color groups than there is between one and another.

    *"The biological definition of race is a geographically isolated breeding population that shares certain characteristics in higher frequencies than other populations of that species, but has not become reproductively isolated from other populations of the same species.
    Updated 09-21-2017 at 01:29 PM by PeterL
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