The tree won! Final results of the tree vs utility box in Searcy Arkansas.

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Advantage

This is a blog that I wrote last year.  Driving by each day has been interesting. But I came home a few days ago and it was obvious that everything in my house had been without power.....for hours.  Hubby had evidently been right about things going out.  See the results of the battle below.

Kinda like watching paint dry but something is going to happen. 

In the neighborhood there appears to be a battle between this tree and an underground utility box. It's been going on for years and it's like a slow but sure competition.

That tree grows bigger and bigger.

That box gets more and more tilted.

Oh, the excitement! What's going to happen?

I asked Hubby and he said, "Well, one of these days we'll probably have everything just go off."

Tree vs utility box

And way up in that tree is a street light being swallowed. Now don't you just love the excitement!!

Street light


Tree vs utility box battle

The tree won!  The city came and moved the utility box and the street light and didn't hurt the tree one bit.  Bet that tree is feeling its oaks!


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Charles Buell
Charles Buell Inspections Inc. - Seattle, WA
Seattle Home Inspector

Barbara, hurrah! for the tree----seems like another plan ahead moment :)

May 24, 2012 03:22 PM #1
Irene Durocher
Coldwell Banker BUYERS AGENT - Boca Raton, FL

What a great solution Barbara, it would have been easier to cut the tree down.

I am glad they didn't. It goes to show there are no short-cuts in life.

May 25, 2012 08:04 AM #2
Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Charles, it is amazing how they left the tree and moved everything else.  And the tree is nothing special.  Nutsy would turn his nose up at that puny tree!

Irene, that is well said.

May 25, 2012 10:16 AM #3
Debbie Wantulok

WOW! That is a rare thing for the tree to win.  Wonderful!  Thank you to the utilities for moving the light and box.  The tree is special has a testimony! 


May 25, 2012 11:50 AM #4
Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Debbie, wonder what the expense was to move all those things?  Of course, even if they had cut the tree down the roots remained and the roots had probably already damaged the street light and utility box.

May 25, 2012 10:22 PM #5
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