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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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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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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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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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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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What is the downside to using soft wood for burning? Does it just burn too fast?
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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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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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Not that I am aware of at least not around here.
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Unless you meant 10' trees...wait, no insurance? Think about it...if (or when) something happens you lose everything. Call your local insurance company and get insured. 1 mil general liability will run you less than you think.
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