I am in the "piney woods" , temperate rainforest of east TX . Three months ago I had a large oak ( 18 " diameter, 70 ' tall) removed ; it was about 4 ' south from the patio, 12' from the house. There is a large pine ( shortleaf, 24" diameter ,100' tall) 6' south of where the oak had been, so 10' from the patio, 18' from the house. ( Yes , I made a big mistake saving too many trees when the house was built.) I just noticed the pine has curved to the north , toward the house. The trunk leans a little to the south ,but now I notice it curves about 15' to the north ,starting at about 50 'up. I did not notice it three months ago when I looked up to watch them cut out the top of the oak. These southern pines are basically straight power poles , so a curved one looks all the more peculiar. How could this happen in a few months ? And it is curving away from the sun .
The "tree guy" has been cutting trees in the area for 40 years says "no problem". He has cut a dozen trees on my lot and I trust him; of course he would cut it if I want him to. He is a serious tree guy and has among his equipment a work basket on a 100 ft. boom , unfortunately it will not reach the tree in question.