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Should I do it?

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by ohlongarm, Jan 5, 2013.

  1. ohlongarm

    ohlongarm Minister of Fire

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    My neighbor asked if I would take down a little cherry tree for him that he's afraid of falling on his little storage shed,it's about 4 feet at the base easily and consists of about 5-6 trunks that are easily 60 + feet tall,since I'm 8 years ahead is it worth it?Now I can't do it alone but my friend was a professional tree cutter for 10 years before becoming a LEO,he's offered to help for 1/2 the wood. Should I do it?PS,maybe I'll post a pic of this monster tomorrow,or it didn't happen.

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  2. PapaDave

    PapaDave Minister of Fire

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    Well, have your friend assess, then decide.
    I'd do it if I had a friend like that.
  3. midwestcoast

    midwestcoast Minister of Fire

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    Worth it if you want to spend some time working with your buddy. MAybe learn a few tricks. Also helping out a neighbor is nice.
    8 years ahead! Holy crap man, you need to figure out how to burn more wood! ;)
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  4. Cascade Failure

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    So the guy with 10 years experience won't do it at his own place and wants you to do it for him?

    Sure, go for it. What could go wrong?
  5. Ralphie Boy

    Ralphie Boy Minister of Fire

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    Go for it! Just in case they are wrong and there may be another ice age coming very soon; then where would you and your 8 years worth of wood be?;lol
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  6. swagler85

    swagler85 Minister of Fire

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    Feed the addiction and go for it!
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  7. jdp1152

    jdp1152 Minister of Fire

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    You're confusing the neighbor and the friend.

    Assuming your friend has access to the same gear he had while working a crew, I'd go for it.
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  8. WhitePine

    WhitePine Feeling the Heat

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    A little cherry tree? You call a four foot diameter tree little? Jeez, I would like to see what your call a big tree. What do you do, drop giant sequoias for the fun of it? :eek:
  9. PapaDave

    PapaDave Minister of Fire

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    Neighbor called it little?
    Whoever said it......a 4 footer ain't little.
  10. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Yes. !

    But we would need pictures of course :)
    Videos work also ;)
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  11. fabsroman

    fabsroman Minister of Fire

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    If nothing else, cut it down and give all the wood to your buddy unless your buddy is also 8 years ahead. Do your neighbor and your buddy a favor. I believe in karma, it will come back to do you good later on in life.

    Just watch the shed with that "little" cherry.
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  12. Lumber-Jack

    Lumber-Jack Minister of Fire

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    Yes, some video would be great! Especially if there is a chance it might fall on the shed. >>
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  13. TimJ

    TimJ Minister of Fire

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    OLA, you seem green. You need to stay out of the woods. However, a little work never hurt noone, so let your friend cut it and if he allows you to stack the wood without getting hurt do that. ==c
  14. velvetfoot

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    Ok, so I had to look up LEO. Either low earth orbit, or law enforcement officer.
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    aussiedog3 Feeling the Heat

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    Glad velvetfoot looked up LEO because I felt too stupid to ask what it meant.
  16. ohlongarm

    ohlongarm Minister of Fire

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    I've spent more time wee weeing in the woods than you've spent in it your entire life doing whatever you do in the woods.>>
  17. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Can't say do or not do without knowing or looking at the situation. Only you can determine that. If you are comfortable doing it, then do it. Else pass on it. That is not a little tree and I've not yet seen a cherry that big.
  18. tfdchief

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    I have a rule. If the tree COULD fall on anything of value I won't cut it down. I haven't never missed yet but I am not going to make the first time a bad time. :)
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  19. Backwoods Savage

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    Good rule Steve.
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  20. wishlist

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    I agree 100%. My dad would always put a stick in the ground and say he would drive it down when the tree fell. I cannot remember him missing more than a handful of times. Thinking back, it was just another something I learned from Dad. ;)
  21. Backwoods Savage

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    We did that a lot when I worked in the woods. Did it mostly on the trees you wanted to fell differently from what the natural fall would be. Best to drive the stack at least 30 feet from the stump.
  22. weatherguy

    weatherguy Minister of Fire

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    Id do it, just for fun, if your 8 years ahead maybe you need another stove, that way you'll only be 4 years ahead and you'll need to cut more wood.
  23. Cascade Failure

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    Yup, poor reading comp here. Go for it.

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