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Locust Job for Hearth.com Members?

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by PA Fire Bug, Aug 26, 2012.

  1. PA Fire Bug

    PA Fire Bug Feeling the Heat

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    I found the following on Craigslist not far from Scotty's area. The location is about 30 minutes from my home but there is no way I would attempt to drop a tree near a house, pool or deck unless it was leaning really hard in the opposite direction.

    http://altoona.craigslist.org/zip/3223844235.html

    I Have 5 40-50ft Locust Trees free for the cutting.

    The only requirement are that;
    #1 You know how to fall a tree, as these are within striking distance of my house, pool and deck
    and #2 You take all 5 trees.

    Be great for firewood or milled.
    If interested get back to me.
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  2. Realstone

    Realstone Lord of Fire

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    I think Scotty's wife will have words with you !!!
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  3. etiger2007

    etiger2007 Minister of Fire

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    Scotty does love his Locust.
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  4. DexterDay

    DexterDay Guest

    Scotty may do it... But he will "Quote" the job :)

    Free wood ain't Free ;)

    Great add though. I see them all the time around me. I quote them. I will come remove your trees (already dropped and may need bucked) for "X" amount of dollars. Most refuse. But some always call back.

    Locust is some good wood. My Amish neighbors wont use it for firewood...... Only fence posts :(
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  5. red oak

    red oak Minister of Fire

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    If I was closer I would be all over this! Locust is great wood and I don't have much around here.
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  6. ScotO

    ScotO Guest

    LMFAO. This very guy called me last year, and wanted them done for free. I told him I couldn't do them for free, as the liability was an issue.......I would love to have that locust, though.
  7. ScotO

    ScotO Guest

    you know what I say to my wife? The way to a man's heart is through his........locust......:p;)
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  8. ScotO

    ScotO Guest

    OH, you ain't a-kiddin' Realstone! :eek:
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  9. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Well said!
    This add definitely brings that into focus
  10. weatherguy

    weatherguy Minister of Fire

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    This craiglist ad cracked me up, hes looking for a professional to cut his trees down free and has an electric outlet if you want to use an electric chainsaw
    http://worcester.craigslist.org/zip/3230407645.html
  11. ScotO

    ScotO Guest

    P
    people never cease to amaze, do they? Over at ArboristSite they have a thread dedicated to this very subject, and there are some good ones out there!
  12. Thistle

    Thistle Minister of Fire

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    ;lol I seem to see more of those type ads than anything around here :rolleyes: "If you cut down my very large trees that tower over 3 houses & are near power lines...You can have the wood FREE! But you must have proper equipment,experience,a good crew,liability insurance & clean up everything - including raking the yard & removing all brush.."

    All except my tree service contact - he's got another big one for tommorow - Sycamore up to 3 & 4 feet diameter!!_g Good thing my backyard is full now....;lol Though a sycamore butcher block would be cool,end grain sycamore was a favored wood for that many decades ago.>>

    http://desmoines.craigslist.org/zip/3229190248.html
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  13. smokinj

    smokinj Minister of Fire

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    Thank God I almost walk away form it!!!!

    """""""and we have outdoor outlets as well should you want to use and electic chainsaw"""""""""""""
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  14. blujacket

    blujacket Minister of Fire

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  15. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    You guys need to post your own ad:

    "WANTED: Free fire wood "
    ""Save you some $$ money in tree removal."" ! :
    I'll haul off the wood from Down trees, FREE!. ( in most cases, within a reasonable distance, easy access & most wood types)
    (Can save you $100's of dollars per tree)

    Just let the tree removal service know they don't need to haul off anything over 5" in diameter & I'll save you some $$ money!
    Call so I can coordinate with the tree service for the wood removal.
    (Close access to the wood with Pick-up truck &/or trailer required)
    (long distances from my location & difficult access, call for a bid, (may still be able to save you some money)

    :)



  16. wishlist

    wishlist Minister of Fire

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    Unbelievable. I do have a tree service that will call me when they are close. Randy (owner of tree service) makes much more money dropping trees and giving away the wood fast so he and his crew can get to the next job. The value of the wood to them is pennies. The last job they did was in a subdivision with small lots and they dropped 3 good size ash trees. I watched as the crew perfectly dropped all 3 trees between swingsets , fence, house , and camper. Professionals for sure and should be paid as such. Me, I would have easliy missed the swingset, fence and camper. House would have needed some "not so minor repairs" :)
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