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Old 08-15-2019, 04:33 PM   #21
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We had an 80' tall Ash in front of our house that had the Ash Borer. Thing was dying fast. Every wind storm we'd be freaking out that it was gonna crush our house. Lots of limbs well over the primary service lines. We called every tree guy from around here. They'd show up and within about two minutes "Nope. Sorry. Gonna pass on this one." Power lines scared them off.

Neighbour works for the town administration office. Told her about our plight. Next day two guys who work for the town show up looking for the survey stakes. Turns out the tree was dead center on the property line between our property and town property. I asked them "Trees gotta come down so when you gonna take down your half?"

Week later a huge truck with a 100' insulated boom lift shows up. They go over the power lines and an hour later everything except for the bottom 20' are down. Town split the cost with us and we only had to pay $500.

Week later a neighbour shows up with a chainsaw and bucks up the logs into smaller chunks. I spent a day with my Fiskars splitting axe splitting the rounds (really wrecked my back) and now I've got over a years worth of fire wood for free!

The last 20' is still vertical and I'm too scared to try and bring it down myself. lol. When you hear the thud those logs make when they hit the ground you really gain an appreciation for the weight of logs.

At this point we're just happy the thing isn't going to kill us and or destroy the house.

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Old 08-15-2019, 07:00 PM   #22
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Yeah, when they would drop some sections instead of lowering them, we could hear and feel it through the entire house.

They finished up today. Stump grinding to be scheduled for early Oct.. All the wood will be gone by then and we will be back from a trip.
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I was working in gated community up in the North Carolina mountains a few years back and the lady who owned the house hired a crew to thin the trees behind her back deck so she would have a better view. All the homes there are built on the side of a mountain. These guys climbed up in the tops of these huge trees and tied themselves to ropes to do the job. They were swinging around like Tarzan with a chain saw. I've never seen anything like it.
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