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What came first the House or Tree?

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by Lighting Up, Mar 5, 2013.

  1. Lighting Up

    Lighting Up Feeling the Heat

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    This is not a photo shopped picture...I took it last week on Rt 54 in Penn Yan NY...think the roof leaks ;?

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  2. swagler85

    swagler85 Minister of Fire

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    Wow
  3. ArsenalDon

    ArsenalDon Minister of Fire

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    the fact that you took it...well, amazing
  4. FanMan

    FanMan Feeling the Heat

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    How bout this one? This is the "Clubhouse" at the camp community where my cabin is in NY. Pretty sure the tree came first. There's a patch in the porch floor and ceiling on the opposite corner where there must have been another tree, but it was long gone even when I was a kid.

    Clulbhouse_01406.jpg

    Built around 1900 as a private residence, you should see the massive fireplace inside the great room...
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  5. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    I've seen a couple of those in MI. Used to know a fellow who had a cottage by one of our many lakes and it had a tree inside. He told me it was a constant battle keeping things dry. If memory serves me it was around 30" diameter.
  6. ScotO

    ScotO Guest

    We build our deck around a big norway maple back in 2003.....it died a year later, most likely due to the fact that I had to cut some roots for posts and for the new sewer line......

    It was a nice tree to have as long as the birds stayed out of it......was comfortable on a breezy summer day to be out there and take a nap on the chair under it.....
  7. Dune

    Dune Minister of Fire

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    Did you use pressure treated for the deck?
  8. ScotO

    ScotO Guest

    Yes, and that is most likely what did it in...

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