Some time ago, at the family house, the pine tree in the front yard began to lean to one side. Slowly, it leaned ever more. It is now at a point where if it leaned anymore, it'll topple over. The roots are not exposed however the root ball is seemingly formed and bumping out of the ground. The tree height is approximatly 20ft+ tall.
So, wtf, what's the point of this....
Well, I had this idea some time ago, when it wasn't as grossly misaligned. The idea was to dig a trench that was on the obtuse side of the tree. Then to attach a chain to the tree and to a 4x4 pickup. Water down the soil until muddy, while applying a force opposing the inclination of the tree. Once secured, slowly bring it upright.
BUT, now that this beast is so much more bowed down, I recommended to my dad that it would be best if we just hired someone to cut the bitch down and end of story. It is leaning towards the power lines to the house, if that shit breaks, that's just alot more trouble.
My dad plans to erect this tree to its propper posture no matter what I say. So, he's going to take his FWD Ford Escape as a substitute for the pickup I had invisioned.
I don't have any pics till I get there on Friday. But anyone have an alternative plan of action besides the chain puling or professional or just comments?