TLC or axe these pines?
The problem: 5-10 years ago, previous owners regraded and dumped at least two feat of soil on the roots of these pines.
Last year I had an arborist out to look at them and he was 50/50 on saving them. He started to dig wells around them and gave up. I started last night, got about two feet down and hit gravel.
They don't look super healthy but they're still green. Maybe 10% brown needles, throw cones year round. Pines around here are suffering from dook's needle blight, mind you.
Pro: they do screen the road a bit (husband wants to keep for this reason)
Con: I don't want to plan around them if they're going to keel over in five years.
What would you do? Thanks for any advice!!
This post was edited by robotropolis on Tue, May 13, 14 at 12:40