Washington State- Not that Green when you wear Golden Gloves

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Former Seattle Mariners first baseman John Olerud won a neighborhood dispute when the Clyde Hill Board of Adjustment ruled that homeowners across the street must remove two trees that obstruct his view of Lake Washington and the Seattle skyline.

 

 

Can you believe it! John Olerud, won dispute with neighbor to cut down to trees to make his view better! The trees in question are one rare Chinese pine and the Colorado spruce tree and they are way tall and were there before the olerud bought their, 4 million dollar house. I saw this article in the Seattle Paper today. Congratulation on their ‘Win I think? My question is? Do we have many shades of green?

 

WE advertise that we drive green cars, and build with recycled lumber but are we really all that green?

 

 I guess we will have a lot of recycled lumber after these; two 65ft trees are cut down for a much better view. I guess I should not say much; a Nice view of the Seattle Sky Line and Lake Washington would be fantastic I just can answer this question, would I cut down two huge tree to make my view go from 30% to 65 %.What would you do! How green are you!

 

 

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Charles Buell
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Ricky a fantastic question.  The problem with trees is that they grow :)  I wonder if fame and money had anything to do with this decision.  It reminds me of an old buddist story of a very rich buddist that build an incredible house with a panormic view of Mt Fuji.  He then planted trees all across the edge of his property that completely blocked the view of the mountain---much to the amazement of his neighbors and some of his friends.  But when they came to visit and went to the stream to wash for dinner, as they knelt down---that is when they could see the mountain.  There are views---and then there are views of views.

Nov 09, 2012 09:39 AM #1
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Wallace S. Gibson, CPM
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I'd be more concerned about ROOT DAMAGE to the hillside, property and road....tree roots are a great erosion control * I hope the property owners plant MORE on the inside of their fence

Nov 09, 2012 08:19 PM #2
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Ricky D. Sadler
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I get!

So I add a guide,Cutting trees with a chainsaw is particularly hard on the eyes and ears. Always use protective glasses and ear plugs. Steel capped boots and non-slip gloves.

enjoy the view-it only took 100 yrs to grow the tree.

Thanks Charles,

Ricky D

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Nov 10, 2012 01:37 AM #3
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Ricky D. Sadler
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Never, this is Washington State If it had "Root Damage" it would have slid down the hill already! Think Rain-Water all the time- that what grew the tree for 100 yrs

 

This is just a case of haves and have not’s wanting a better view, and they have the  "Money" to make it happen!

Thanks Wallace,

Ricky D

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Nov 10, 2012 01:50 AM #4
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Wayne Johnson
Coldwell Banker D'Ann Harper REALTORS® - San Antonio, TX
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Ricky-Tough to see how the tree owners lost this one since the trees were there when Olerud moved in. Maybe this was a case of "them that has, gets."

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