After purchasing this fixer upper, we need to prioritize so we could focus on what was most important. On top of our priority list, was the pruning this beautiful oak tree which was also home to 3 barred owls.
Home owners insurance typically requires that trees be a certain distance from the top and sides of your home. In this particular case, tree pruning was definitely in order. We hired the "man lift" aka cherry picker. (Disclaimer: although tree trimming can usually be done by the average home owner, tree pruning requires a professional which we strongly recommend)
There are many reasons why a tree pruning would be necessary. Aesthetics, safety and health of the tree are 3 main reasons we recommend doing so. We knew that this oak tree was also home to 3 barred owls, which are a federally protected species under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. Therefore, we had to be very sensitive of their habitat and did not want to disturb any nests they may have had in this particular oak tree. Once we determined that there were no nests in the tree, we carefully planned which limbs to remove.
We hope you will follow along with us as we take on the challenges of a full scale home renovation project.
Tristen Construction purchased this lovely (or shall we say, not to lovely) home in June, 2015. Our initial estimated project completion date was September 2015.
Instead of listing what needed to be repaired, I'm just going to say that every square inch of this home was in a sad and desperate state.
Going in, we had a strict budget and completion date. As the project began however, our ideas in what we truly wanted in our home started to evolve around what really matter most to us. What really matter most to us, is family time. We wanted every space of this home to be funtional, creative and fun. Our truly eclectic style starts to come out as we approach this final stage of the project. We are going to start at the very beginning so join our blog for regular updates!