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Old 10-11-2016, 10:18 PM   #2561
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Thanks, CG....looking forward to many more this time of year...
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Old 10-17-2016, 05:48 PM   #2562
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Our stupid condo association had two pines cut down near here. They looked healthy to me. They left this poor thing that is being strangled by Virginia creeper.



And since the trees are beginning to turn, I took a picture of this showoff.
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Old 10-17-2016, 06:24 PM   #2563
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Pretty pic. This annoys me too, Taxy. Our idiot neighbor took out a bunch of healthy evergreens that screened our properties.
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Old 10-17-2016, 07:14 PM   #2564
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And now I get light from several more streetlights at night, with those two evergreens gone. As if there was enough light already that I can usually only see a few stars. Now I'm down to about six stars on a clear night.
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Old 10-17-2016, 09:31 PM   #2565
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Pretty pic, Taxy. I love when the leaves change in the fall. I couldn't see the first pic, though.

It's black as coal out here at night - no city lights and only a couple of streetlamps down the street. So pretty when there's a full moon - and when there's no moon and a billion stars.
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Old 10-17-2016, 09:45 PM   #2566
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Pretty pic, Taxy. I love when the leaves change in the fall. I couldn't see the first pic, though.

It's black as coal out here at night - no city lights and only a couple of streetlamps down the street. So pretty when there's a full moon - and when there's no moon and a billion stars.
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Old 10-17-2016, 11:15 PM   #2567
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Taxy...yes, I can see it now. Thank you. It does look like the Creeper is taking over the pine.

Pretty neighborhood you live in, though.
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Old 10-17-2016, 11:26 PM   #2568
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Taxy, if that were me, I would be out there with a set of hedge clippers and cutting into that creepy vine. And then I would be sticking the points into the ground and snipping some of the roots. It will save the tree. That vine is an invasive plant.

Quite a few years ago, up on Route1A they had planted trees on the median strip to break the glare of oncoming traffic. Unfortunately about five years later they had to remove them. The highway crews couldn't keep up with the creepy vines invading and choking the trees to death.
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I think that tree is a goner, not worth trying to save it now. I'm just annoyed that they cut down two healthy looking trees and left that poor thing. They will have to pay to have that removed soon. It would annoy me less if that didn't get paid for by our condo fees.
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Oh dear. Yeah, I think that poor evergreen is done. At first inspection, I thought it was a maple.
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