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Had some trees dropped on the property. #4446687
07/01/17 12:21 PM
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ls1mike Offline OP
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Oh yeah just drop them right there. Clean up should be easy.
If you need me this summer I will be right here....





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Re: Had some trees dropped on the property. [Re: ls1mike] #4446692
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I just did eight smaller trees and it sucked.
Yours is worse. I hate the sap- nasty. Good luck with that mess.

Re: Had some trees dropped on the property. [Re: ls1mike] #4446694
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I did 2 smaller spruce trees last year. About 10" trunk diameter. A lot of side branches... But Norway Spruce burns good when green. Probably better than when dried out.


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Re: Had some trees dropped on the property. [Re: ls1mike] #4446696
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Get yourself a good quality chainsaw and go to town on it. As far as having it all removed, that seems like a pricey affair. I dealt with trees 5+ years ago however they were a lot smaller/thinner than those!


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Re: Had some trees dropped on the property. [Re: ls1mike] #4446701
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If i lived close, i'd help you. Lot of sap, lot of sap.


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Re: Had some trees dropped on the property. [Re: ls1mike] #4446705
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Have you done this work before? Becareful. you have to watch the tension limbs and what you cut. This can be dangerous if you have not done this before ( and even if you have).


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Re: Had some trees dropped on the property. [Re: ls1mike] #4446708
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Might be worth it to get some estimates for chipping the branches, they are worst with the sharp pine needles and the mess particularly when they dry out.

I'd limb the branches, drag them to the side of the road and have them chipped. Deal with the big stuff when you can.

Re: Had some trees dropped on the property. [Re: ls1mike] #4446721
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With the past ran here in S California the ground got real soggy and we had 2 60' pine trees just fall over. At least I know what I'll be ding in the back yard for the foreseeable future.

I looked at buying a chipper but it looks like renting is the way to go. There are a lot of pretty thick branches. In a few months I expect to be an expert on removing vary tall pine trees or dead.

Re: Had some trees dropped on the property. [Re: ls1mike] #4446725
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You need to put a small post pounded in the ground half way in the area you want the tree to drop. When you drop the tree the goal is to pound the post the rest of the way in the ground.


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Re: Had some trees dropped on the property. [Re: ls1mike] #4446733
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good luck.That looks like a ton of work.


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Re: Had some trees dropped on the property. [Re: OneEyeJack] #4446748
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Originally Posted By: OneEyeJack
With the past ran here in S California the ground got real soggy and we had 2 60' pine trees just fall over. At least I know what I'll be ding in the back yard for the foreseeable future.

I looked at buying a chipper but it looks like renting is the way to go. There are a lot of pretty thick branches. In a few months I expect to be an expert on removing vary tall pine trees or dead.


Hahahah. I was thinking expert on removing these things is something I don't want to be. smile

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Re: Had some trees dropped on the property. [Re: spasm3] #4446750
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Originally Posted By: spasm3
Have you done this work before? Becareful. you have to watch the tension limbs and what you cut. This can be dangerous if you have not done this before ( and even if you have).


I have noticed a few like that already. Just taking my time. No rush. I have two saws that work pretty good.


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Re: Had some trees dropped on the property. [Re: ls1mike] #4446754
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Got to watch your footing, especially pic 2. I might trim all the fee limbs and pull that out the the truck for finishing.


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Re: Had some trees dropped on the property. [Re: spasm3] #4446760
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Originally Posted By: spasm3
Got to watch your footing, especially pic 2. I might trim all the fee limbs and pull that out the the truck for finishing.


That is what I am doing. Sure didn't look like that much tree when they were standing....LOL


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Re: Had some trees dropped on the property. [Re: ls1mike] #4446771
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Chippings make excellent mulch. They are valuable!


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