mediatechnology wrote: ↑
Sun Apr 21, 2019 2:41 pm
The tree guy was able to cut all that with his bucket truck parked on the paved side road
Excellent. Best way all-around.
This guy demonstrated his professionalism, and serious equipment. I saved hundreds of dollars by offering to clear the branches myself, but he had to remove the one tree trunk he dropped... Today I found about 20+ feet of that tree trunk mixed in with the branches... Since it was the middle/top of the tree it was not much bigger than the big branches I have been clearing, but he will hear about it next time we talk.
My ex-neighbor used to have an uncle who was a free-lance cable tech by day and bucket truck branch cutter on the weekends.
His cable clients didn't like paying him for weekends unless they had to so he kept that truck working at least 6 days a week.
There was a guy with one of those cute, cable height bucket trucks looking at the old (dying) cottonwood next to the store behind me...
You remind me of that cedar stump that I need ground out.
when my tree guy came to quote my job he had his stump grinder hitched up behind his truck... I think I'll let the pine stump rot...
The more its' hollowness is exposed the more I realize that I did the right thing by taking it out.
I am experiencing some (perhaps) interesting self-inspection... I realize I am too cheap to pay somebody else ($500) to clean up these branches, but I would never in a million years labor this hard for somebody else for only $500... funny how that works out.
After 2+ full days of making sawdust and smoke, I am just over half done... I actually feel good from the extra exercise. My arthritis anti-inflammatory meds (Naproxen Sodium) are keeping my back from aching...a good thing.
It's down hill from here... I have a pile of big wood over by the burn pile so I'll stoke it up tonight so it will still be going tomorrow...