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Old 05-28-2013, 10:41 PM   #1
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To cut or not to cut?

I need some opinions, pros and cons and or persuasion. I bought my camper second hand when it was a year old. The previous owner did not clean the roof. I clean and condition my roof per manufacture recommendations(4 x’s per year). As you can see I park it under an oak tree, so naturally I have small black spots that are very hard to get off the roof, as well as horrible black streaks down the side, even after cleaning it 4 x’s a year. However the roof is getting easier to clean, but the black streaks, not so much. My question is if I cut down the tree will the black streaks and black spots not be as bad and eventually go away? I really like the tree because it does provide some shade on our camper during the hot South Louisiana summers. I do keep the AC on 80* during the summer to try and keep the temp and humidity at bay in the camper. I also like the shade it provides in the yard, so I am torn about cutting it down, the wife wants it down, but I am hesitant. So if I cut the tree down, will the no black spots, black streaks go away? I will have no shade but the wife is happy. If I leave the tree standing, I will continue to have black spots, black streaks but I will still have shade. Will cutting the tree down solve my problem with black spots on the roof and black streaks? What to do what to do, help me out folks!
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Old 05-28-2013, 10:48 PM   #2
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TOWTA says she wants the tree gone! How long have you been married and do you plan on remaining married to her? If you're going to remain married, CUT the tree. The black spots will eventually fade and bottom line, no one can see them anyway! As for the black streaks, they may diminish in density, but they will continue to occur but just not as severe.
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Old 05-29-2013, 12:14 PM   #3
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Not sure what TOWTA stands for, I know W is for wife so forgive me, I am not up to par on all the trendy acronyms. LOL. We have been married for 7 months but we have been together for 6 years so we pretty well know we are both hard headed. She wants to cut it down because she says it will be easier to back the camper into its spot and it does not provide enough shade. She has no clue how to pull a trailer/camper and is terrified to pull the truck up 5’ with my 20’ utility trailer hooked to it, she also has no desire to learn how to pull a trailer behind the truck. So if I cut it down, it will make it easier on me since I am the only one that cleans the camper as well as backs it in. I think I want to cut it but I will miss the shade, decisions decisions. Guess I may have to flip a quarter on this one.
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Towta = the one with authority. Ie dw ie dear wife.
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Simple, Yes Dear! LOL
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Old 05-29-2013, 12:30 PM   #6
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This may sound stupid but why not move the camper?
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Old 05-29-2013, 01:02 PM   #7
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Well I am the one with authority, but don’t tell her I said that. I would hate to have to put a flying scissor drop kick on her to convince her that I wear the pants in this family. LOL. Well where I have it, that is the only place my electrical cord will reach, I thought about running underground electrical and put it in the pasture, but I would have to build a fence around it to keep the horses from damaging it, we have one horse that is not right in the head she will probably kick the hell out of it. I guess you can say that I am limited to the spot where it is sitting.
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Simple, Yes Dear! LOL
That is hard for both of us to say.
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I wouldn't cut a tree unless it was damaging a dwelling or was likely to cause physical harm. You could see if it fits either of these definitions for my opinion. How much would it cost to replace the tree? could you move it to another location? It would make me so sad to cut it. LOL, in our house I have to leave when DH trims our trees coz I fuss the whole time ~ Don't trim too much! That's enough! Stop! You're gonna hurt it!
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This may sound stupid but why not move the camper?
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