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By: ycd0108 , 4:40 PM GMT on November 01, 2012
But this picture is in better focus. It is foggy wet dawn here and leaves are falling on the just newly power washed "sun" deck.
We gave up on seal coats for the 2"x6" Western Red Cedar decking years ago and just blast it off a couple of times a year. The combination of rain and leaves makes the deck dangerously slippery and any seal coat simply burns up in the sun and washes off in the rain.
The big Maple stands about 4' from the deck and shades us in the summer. It had been "Topped" before we built here at about 30' and we bring in a tree climber now and then to prune the high spikes. I'd say it's been less than ten years since all the leaders were snipped but the new ones stick up 20'. They are 3-4" at the base and 30' in the air so getting them down safely is a bit of a challenge. Last go around I got a call to come home to run the tag lines for the arborist after one of the spikes speared through a deck plank.
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