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<br />rntJ167-6~ <br /> <br />PATRICK M WAKEFIELD <br />CERTU'lliD ARBORIST <br />P.O. BOX 1601 <br />PORT HADLOCK, W A 98339 <br />(360) 774-0183 <br />EMAIL: <br /> <br />R~ECEKVED <br /> <br />MAY - 6 2008 <br /> <br />April 9, 2008 <br /> <br />RE: SITE ADDRESS: <br />CASE # MLA07-00586 <br /> <br />Jr.Ffr.Q~J1AJ rUn ii ~iTV 0 I'D <br />L LlllllJlw L lm II II <br /> <br />As requested by David Goldsmith I went down and evaluated each of the trees as indicated in the <br />photos. <br />First to address all of the understory in question, what I gathered there is, it is mainly all <br />willow alder and cherry trees all of which are tolerant to pruning and cutting, I feel rather than <br />remove all of this brush I would recommend that it just be reduced by one fourth (~) for these <br />trees do absorb large amounts of water out of the soil everyday, As for the raspberries I would <br />just hedge that back, therefore view would be restored without drastic measures being done when <br />making topping cuts on the sapling alders, willows and cherry's the cut must be made at a lateral <br />at least one third (Yi) the diameter of the cut being made this type of cuts on these young saplings <br />is tolerable without any real negative effects to the tree at this stage while they are young it is the <br />best time to do such pruning work on them to keep them under control, they are small enough <br />that this is basically just a maintenance issue right now. So it is in my opinion that the deciduous <br />trees just be reduced by one fourth (~) . <br /> <br />Photo (1 b) Cherry reduce by one fourth (~) <br />Willow reduce by one fourth CI4) <br />Madrona shape it topping cuts to be made at laterals at least one third (Yi) the diameter, <br />the cut to be made no more than one fourth (~) of the tree should be removed. <br />The two (2) Douglas fir trees (Pseudotsuga menziesii) 2c and 3c are 22dbh and 24.5dbh <br />they are both healthy vigorous trees and can tolerate some selective limb removals the lower <br />quadrant and the next quadrant could both be taken on both trees without any negative effects to <br />the health and vigor to the tree. <br />4c there ,are two (2) Western Red Cedars (Thuja plicata) one a nurse log 20dbh and <br />l6.5dbh both of these trees have been severely girdled and are in a state of decline and should be <br />removed. <br />Tree #2 down below is a Western Red Cedar (Thuja plicata) is 25.5dbh showing signs of <br />decline. <br />Tree #3 Western Red Cedar (Thuja plicata) is 15dbh it is a suppressed tree however by <br />removing tree #4 it will do a lot better in the future. <br /> <br />Sincerely, <br /> <br />Patrick Wakefield <br />I~ aJcdc <br /> <br />