Accurately Measuring Tree Growth.
February 19, 2014 1:33 PM Subscribe
We recently were fortunate enough to buy a house in the Berkeley Hills with panoramic Bay views of the city from the Golden Gate to the Bay bridge. Our downhill neighbor has a large beautiful redwood tree in their yard. However as beautiful as the tree is it can significantly obstruct our view if allowed to continue to grow uabated so we need a way to accurately measure its growth remotely.
posted by bitdamaged to Home & Garden (6 answers total)
I may be over thinking this but if the tree grows a foot we may lose significant views as its directly in our SF sightline. Its already a significant obstruction but Berkeley law on this front only gives us recourse for as long as we've occupied the property (about a month) so we want to curb any additional unmanaged growth.
While a picture from our deck is great a few feet/inches each direction can both overstate or understate the problem. So what we want is a method by which we can take a very consistent picture over time (or very consistent and documentable measurement) in order to track its growth. We overlook the tree being uphill of it and can see the whole trunk clearly. Its also very close, if not overhanging the house on the property which could be used as a point of reference.