How may arborists does it take to save a tree?

113939-DMy neighbor called the other day to ask my help in saving a huge walnut tree planted in the late 1800's. The tree stands on private property and a developer wants to cut it down to build an apartment complex. The canopy stretches over 6 households and the tree is thought to have been propagated by Luther Burbank, a famous botanist. Upwards of 30 local arborists climbed the tree today in an effort to save it.  This walnut is well-known in their ranks and they wanted to defend it in a public way. I felt privileged to document their advocacy for this beautiful tree on Earth Day 2014.

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5 Responses to “How may arborists does it take to save a tree?”

  1. Terrific photos! Let’s hope all these efforts pay off!

    · April 23, 2014 @ 5:31 am


  2. Rick Ray says:

    Nice job, Larry!

    · April 23, 2014 @ 5:49 am


  3. Good idea Larry.

    · April 23, 2014 @ 1:49 pm


  4. Larry N. Olson says:

    Yes I did and some stitched together, but I thought the composition looked better tight. Thanks, Larry

    · April 24, 2014 @ 6:21 pm


  5. Ryan Crosby says:

    Wow, great shot!

    Larry not only are you a fabulous photographer but you’re a skilled techie and an activist blogger…..can’t wait to see what’s next.

    · April 25, 2014 @ 10:09 pm


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