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  • #16
    get insurance and do it, if you cant afford insurance dont do it

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    • #17
      get insurance and do it, if you cant afford insurance dont do it
      there is more to it then having insurance and a chain saw.

      you need to know what you are doing to not only avoid doing damage but to avoid killing yourself or someone else.

      that is what is wrong with this industry and this country, too many people getting involved with things they have no business getting involved with in the first place.

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      • #18
        get insurance and do it, if you cant afford insurance dont do it
        even with insurance I wouldnt touch it without experience. Falling trees is a skill. You just dont wake up and become a expert.

        Anyways this guy will never be back. He didnt like what he heard and ran away. Probable bid the $8000 job for like $400.

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        • #19
          even with insurance I wouldnt touch it without experience. Falling trees is a skill. You just dont wake up and become a expert.

          Anyways this guy will never be back. He didnt like what he heard and ran away. Probable bid the $8000 job for like $400.

          or he bid a 400.00 job for 8,000.00 looking to get rich making a phone call.

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          • #20
            its not hard to learn how to take a tree down, obviously if its to large of a tree you call a professional. I took down a tree last year for the first time, got me a free chain saw and hedge trimmer out of the deal. just gotta make sure you know where its gonna fall so you dont take out power lines or hurt anyone including yourself, obviously do some research first.

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            • #21
              The first time I cut down something in the 35' tall range it fell exactly where I wanted it.

              If I had wanted it to fall 20' from the intended drop spot.



              TIM-BERRrruuuuuuuuuunnnnnnnnn!!!

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              • #22
                AS everyone else has been saying absolutely no way that I would do those trees and I have the insurance to do it.

                I have no desire to work on trees that tall = I would sub the falling to a fellow and I would do the clean up.

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                • #23
                  I would sub the falling to a fellow and I would do the clean up.
                  Do you find it still worthwhile to do a job like that where you need to sub out the tree falling?

                  Once they get it down, do you or they chop it up to be prepped to move?
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                  • #24
                    Most definitely.

                    I/my team have always cut/chopped up and removed the waste even when all I had was a 4' x 8' trailer.

                    I am always thinking liability = either the customer pays the faller I use directly which means I am not responsible for his liability insurance or I pay him I prefer not being liable.

                    I make very good money on waste removal I now have a 7' x 14' with 4' high sides 14,000 lbs dump trailer it takes huge loads the best is I do not have to pay for green waste dumping I made a deal to do the tree/hedge work where I get rid of the waste and my largest complex covers these 3 - 4 days a year.

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                    • #25
                      With all that great wood, do you cut it up at all for firewood to re-sell? Or is it just dumped?
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                      • #26
                        Tree in the picture is a Cottonwood tree they are a very soft wood = no good for fire wood.

                        I get rid of it all at the green waste dump this wood will be ground into aged/compost mulch.

                        Last year I topped dozens of cherry blossom trees cut the larger limbs into fire wood for myself the rest of it became mulch.

                        Where I am there are a lot of people cutting supplying fire wood they sell it for $5.00/bundle to campers heading off into the bush.

                        I do not have the time or space to store firewood so usually get rid of it all at the dump.

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                        • #27
                          What is the downside to using soft wood for burning? Does it just burn too fast?
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                          • #28
                            Its not just that it is a soft wood Cottonwood just doesn't burn very well at all I believe it is used in pulp for paper etc.

                            No one would buy it again from you if you sold it to them the first time.

                            They want Pine/Fir/Hemlock/Maple/Birch/Poplar etc etc.

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                            • #29
                              That is all very interesting to know!

                              Are there some woods that are the worst to try and burn besides Cottonwood?
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                              • #30
                                Not that I am aware of at least not around here.

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