Don't fence me in! Tree vs. Fence. Years long battle.

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Advantage

tree vs fence Searcy AR battle

Fence  vs. Tree?

Chain link fences are wonderful because they don't have to be painted, don't rot, don't have termites and seem to last forever.  But this one seems to have found a formidable foe.  I found this site at a listing today and thought it very interesting because of the time it has had to take to get to this stage.

The tree was probably pretty big when the fence was put in because no one would plan a problem like this.  So the tree kept growing, the fence stayed solid.......until......this situation.  It's a tough battle but I think I am betting on the tree's winning.  If I live that long!

 

Comments (8)

Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hello Barbara - while boundaries are often defined by fences, there have been some rule-breakers make entry from time to time.  

May 06, 2020 02:15 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR

Morning Barbara.

I won't bet against you on this one.  The fence has already lost.

May 07, 2020 01:01 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

The condition of that fence reminds me of several years ago when I had a cyclone fence on one side of my house.  I had a baby Palm tree, that ended up growing quite large, and did that to the fence before I replaced it.

May 07, 2020 01:47 AM
Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Michael, that tree has been a bully.

May 07, 2020 06:38 AM
Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

James, the fence would still hold in a pet pup.

May 07, 2020 06:39 AM
Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Myrl, it seems that some trees just grow faster.  My husband planted some fast-growing trees 30 years or so ago when we built.  We took them out before many years because they WERE growing so fast.

May 07, 2020 06:40 AM
Gwen Fowler SC Lakes & Mountains 864-710-4518
Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc - Walhalla, SC
Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc.

I noticed the fence has actually had a couple of Zip Tie repairs done. But it is definitely putting up a good fight to the bitter end. 

May 07, 2020 07:27 AM
Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Gwen, I did not notice that.  You are very observant!

May 08, 2020 05:49 AM