Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker-homes for sale in Vancouver, WA

If you or your clients are sprucing up the yard for a future sale and you find that a tree or two that were healthy last year look like they are dead now, hold on a second.

We have a momosa tree that didn't leaf out this spring and looked dead and were even told by an amature landscaper that it was dead. However, it is doing great now and we are glad we didn't follow his direction and chop it down.

A friend whom is a realtor and owns a nursury says that whenever there is a drastic change in the weather ( we had one of the wettest springs ever) certain trees will skip a year of growing leaves, but will be alright next year. If you think a tree is dead, just scrape a little bark off and if it is green or yellow underneath,it's ok, just waiting until next year to bloom.

Mature trees can add value and salability to the property and it would be a shame to cut one down if it isn't necessary.

Just doing my community service.

Posted by

Don Humphrey   Broker

Coldwell Banker

14313 NE 20th Ave;  Suite A104,                                          

Vancouver, WA  98686                          



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Comments (3)

Ann Allen Hoover
RE/MAX Advantage South - Hoover, AL
CDPE SRES ASP e-PRO Realtor - Homes for Sale - AL

I had a yoshino cherry tree that suffered terribly a few summers ago when we had a long period of no rain.  Half the tree looked so pitiful it had to come down.  Sad!

Aug 04, 2010 08:28 AM
Don Humphrey
Coldwell Banker-homes for sale in Vancouver, WA - Vancouver, WA
Coldwell Banker

It sounds like your tree was a goner. That's why I wrote this, because you can't just replace them and it's a shame to cut them down if you don't have to.

Aug 04, 2010 08:39 AM
Michael A. Caruso
Surterre Properties - Laguna Niguel, CA

Good to know! Thanks!



Aug 04, 2010 08:44 AM