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oak tree/fence (by J [FL]) Dec 7, 2017 7:48 AM
       oak tree/fence (by myob [GA]) Dec 7, 2017 8:23 AM
       oak tree/fence (by J [FL]) Dec 7, 2017 8:25 AM
       oak tree/fence (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Dec 7, 2017 8:33 AM
       oak tree/fence (by moby [IN]) Dec 7, 2017 8:42 AM
       oak tree/fence (by LindaJ [NY]) Dec 7, 2017 10:06 AM
       oak tree/fence (by cjo'h [CT]) Dec 7, 2017 1:28 PM
       oak tree/fence (by J [FL]) Dec 7, 2017 1:50 PM
       oak tree/fence (by #22 [MO]) Dec 7, 2017 4:45 PM
       oak tree/fence (by cjo'h [CT]) Dec 7, 2017 5:41 PM
       oak tree/fence (by J [FL]) Dec 7, 2017 6:23 PM
       oak tree/fence (by J [FL]) Dec 7, 2017 6:23 PM
       oak tree/fence (by Vee [OH]) Dec 7, 2017 6:33 PM
       oak tree/fence (by DJ [VA]) Dec 7, 2017 8:42 PM
       oak tree/fence (by RathdrumGal [ID]) Dec 7, 2017 9:21 PM

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oak tree/fence (by J [FL]) Posted on: Dec 7, 2017 7:48 AM
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I have a small gap between an oak tree and the rear neighbor's fence that is exposed (it's less than 2 feet in width). I need to cover it up somehow to keep my tenant's dog from getting out through there. Putting fencing in there is not an option and I don't want to nail anything to the oak tree either.

I was thinking about stacking cinderblocks in the gap as one option. But since this is right next to the oak tree, could having 200 lbs of block sitting there cause any damage to the tree roots? Is this a bad idea?

Thanks.

--72.188.xxx.xxx




oak tree/fence (by myob [GA]) Posted on: Dec 7, 2017 8:23 AM
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the tree weights 50 tons. Do you really think 10 cinder blocks (50lbs) will matter? --99.103.xxx.xxx




oak tree/fence (by J [FL]) Posted on: Dec 7, 2017 8:25 AM
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Good point... :) --72.188.xxx.xxx




oak tree/fence (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Posted on: Dec 7, 2017 8:33 AM
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Loop some kennel wire around it. Encircle the tree with a bit of wire fence that isn't touching the tree.

Probably fastening it to the fence on either side would be enough, but you can put in a pound in post in the middle if you need to. --174.216.x.xxx




oak tree/fence (by moby [IN]) Posted on: Dec 7, 2017 8:42 AM
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This tree will continue to be problems, cut it down before it gets bigger. --68.60.xxx.xx




oak tree/fence (by LindaJ [NY]) Posted on: Dec 7, 2017 10:06 AM
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Piled cinder blocks are not a good idea. They are going to fall down, or be climbed on and someone hurt. I would put a wire fence there - what is on the other side of the tree. Attach the wire to fence go around the tree and attach to something on the other side. Give plenty of room for the tree to expand and grow.

Depending on the size of the dog, can you put some lattice or a smaller section of fence in there?

Here in the country plenty of barbed wire, and fencing is tacked to trees, the trees grow fine, the wire will even grow into the tree. It is how we find our old property lines. --96.236.xx.xx




oak tree/fence (by cjo'h [CT]) Posted on: Dec 7, 2017 1:28 PM
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Haven't been to Florida recently.Used to drive down every year.Haven't seen an Oak tree yet?Be nice to it.It'll be a tourist attraction one of these days.charlie........ --174.199.xx.xx




oak tree/fence (by J [FL]) Posted on: Dec 7, 2017 1:50 PM
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^ If you've never seen an oak tree in Florida then you must have only been going to beach places like Miami. --72.188.xxx.xxx




oak tree/fence (by #22 [MO]) Posted on: Dec 7, 2017 4:45 PM
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I know you said putting a fence in there is not an option. I think it is your best option. Extending the fence over to cover up the gap is something I'd think can be done on your side of the fence, whether its the finished side or not... one 2x4 and 2-4 fence boards and I'd be shocked if that didn't do the trick. why is the fence not an option? --173.25.xx.xx




oak tree/fence (by cjo'h [CT]) Posted on: Dec 7, 2017 5:41 PM
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Never made it to Miami yet.Some times to Kissimmee sometimes to Melbourne.and Cape Coral.I remember when 192 was a gravel strip and you could walk across without getting whacked. Olde Towne.charlie ....................fish and chips.......................................no oak tree............................... --174.199.xx.xx




oak tree/fence (by J [FL]) Posted on: Dec 7, 2017 6:23 PM
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#22

Thanks. I already do have a small piece of fence there (that I built years ago) and it's coming lose. It's still there but the fence is attached to one post but there is no post on the other side (where the tree is) because one can't be put in. So it's flimsly, and the dog was able to push through into the next yard.

I've decided to try attaching a piece of plywood to just two cinderblocks at the base to stabilize it, and put it in front of that flimsy piece of fence. --72.188.xxx.xxx




oak tree/fence (by J [FL]) Posted on: Dec 7, 2017 6:23 PM
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#22

Thanks. I already do have a small piece of fence there (that I built years ago) and it's coming lose. It's still there but the fence is attached to one post but there is no post on the other side (where the tree is) because one can't be put in. So it's flimsly, and the dog was able to push through into the next yard.

I've decided to try attaching a piece of plywood to just two cinderblocks at the base to stabilize it, and put it in front of that flimsy piece of fence. --72.188.xxx.xxx




oak tree/fence (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: Dec 7, 2017 6:33 PM
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I would use a 5ft length of chain link, just nail to the wooden fence with electrical wire staples - curve around the tree and pull the last part tight when you staples it to the other wood fence. --76.188.xxx.xx




oak tree/fence (by DJ [VA]) Posted on: Dec 7, 2017 8:42 PM
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I vote for Vee's idea - simple, strong & cheap --50.242.xx.xxx




oak tree/fence (by RathdrumGal [ID]) Posted on: Dec 7, 2017 9:21 PM
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I will also vouch that nailing wire fencing to a tree will not hurt the tree. --98.146.xxx.xx



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