Summertime in Sacramento is open season on humans for trees. All year, trees wait for summer with the hope of smashing a human being. The manner in which hunting season on humans works is simple. A tree absorbs and circulates hundreds of gallons of ground water each day. Hotter days will result in the intake of more water. Some trees, particularly those that have been allowed to overgrow, will not be able to hold limbs which are full of water. So limbs break, which is where you come in. A major limb can crush a roof, much less Sacramento's most common biped. In order to survive this annual thinning of our herd we humans must become cunning prey. Have yours tree professionally thinned according to ISA standards by someone qualified to do the work, use mulch (or our free wood chips) to conserve ground water, and move furniture and vehicles from under large trees until the end of summer. Hot dry summers are desirable hunting conditions for sporting trees. Be wary!
Stacy W. Barker
Stacy is the owner of Bud's