Had 3 taken down

osagebow Posted By osagebow, Apr 26, 2013 at 9:39 PM

  1. osagebow

    osagebow
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    had an arborist climb, top and fell 3 sketchy trees threatening the house. 1 oak hollow 1/2 way up,, I healthy but leaning over oak, and a leaning, top heavy (Loblolly?) pine with a big kink in the trunk.Three guys all quoted around 850 bucks. Kinda steep, but definitely out of my league. Trees were n a hillside to boot, and 2 companies said "If they were a bit closer the bucket truck could get to them"

    Before pics - Big pine to left,then 2 oaks to right. Last oak on right I can handle and will get this winter.

    Before, looming ominously:

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    Downed : Notice moisture on hollow oak. Guy said this tree was over half of quote and a PITA

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    View from road. That locust looks lonely now - probably should go into woodpile too. (It's an ant farm)

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    2 Neighbors already told me not to burn the pine, of course. ;)
     
  2. bogydave

    bogydave
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    Sweet!
    Nice pictures.
    How long before you have it all CSS ? :)
     
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  3. Locust Post

    Locust Post
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    That will keep you busy for a couple afternoons. Yep better stay away from the devil wood pine it has to much creosote in it. :rolleyes:
     
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  4. Flatbedford

    Flatbedford
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    A man has to know his limitations. I think that was a well spent few hundred dollars.
     
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  5. osagebow

    osagebow
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    Gonna be a bit! Still stacking three oaks in the woods. My crew has negotiated a drive in movie as payment for today's shift.
     
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  6. bogydave

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    Union rules, :)
    must be popcorn/movie wages vs davis/bacon.

    Drive in movies,
    Forgot about those, none here.
     
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  7. Backwoods Savage

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    Osage, that price definitely was not out of line. Good for you for getting them down.
     
  8. firefighterjake

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    You just need to be creative Dave . . . put a white sheet on your woodshed, hook up a laptop with a DVD player to a laptop projector and run a movie through it . . . for the real experience hook up some computer speakers to capture that old tinny sound. ;)

    Actually . . . at Camp Jakeawana we do something pretty similar to this . . . only we sit in the lawn chairs.
     
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