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#1 OldBuzzard OFFLINE  

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Posted December 07, 2012 - 09:30 PM

Two months ago, my doorbell rang, and it was a gentleman from the city. He informed me that he was driving by and noticed that the two trees in the front of the house were in need of removal.

He then gave me the good news, which is that they were within "X" distance from the center of the street, and that it would be the city's responsibility to have them removed.

Now this was VERY good news, as we were planning on having them cut down, and knew that it wasn't going to be cheap.

Anyway he spray painted a orange dot on them and said that they would be out to take them down 'sometime in the future'.

Well that 'sometime' was yesterday. I guess I should have taken a vid, but I did get a few pics. It was quite an operation, and they were here and gone in @ 2 1/2 hrs. I asked the guy about the chipper, and he said that it would handle logs up to 20".

Oh, they will also be back to grind out the stumps :D :D :D

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#2 MH81 ONLINE  

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Posted December 07, 2012 - 09:40 PM

Nice of them to do that for you. :rolling:

Looks like nice machinery, bet we all could get in trouble with that stuff.

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Posted December 07, 2012 - 09:41 PM

A 20" chipper !!!! Those are some great shots ! Not much left of the rotten truck was there .glad it wasn't on your dime :thumbs:

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Posted December 07, 2012 - 09:41 PM

Yep, the one pictured definitely needed to go. Municipal workers, or does your town contract that stuff out?

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Posted December 07, 2012 - 09:50 PM

Next wind storm and your house might have been wearing that rotten tree. Really nice of them to come and take them out for you. Excellent photos also.

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Posted December 07, 2012 - 09:55 PM

Great shots, thanks. You made out really good. When the government comes and takes them, that is good news.

That happened to me too. I called a contractor to take down a tree near the road. He used to be the Town's contractor for trees. He said that's a Town tree and they should do it. I called the Town and two weeks later the Town's tree was gone. Would have been two thousand if not.

Congratulations. They will fill in top soil and seed it too after the stumps come out.

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Posted December 07, 2012 - 10:09 PM

Nice photos. I would love to have that little grappler to mount on my trailer.

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Posted December 07, 2012 - 10:11 PM

Yep, the one pictured definitely needed to go. Municipal workers, or does your town contract that stuff out?


It is contracted out.

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Posted December 07, 2012 - 10:27 PM

That's a serious chipper! I bet the neighbors could hear that working a few doors down
. :watch_over_fence:

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Posted December 07, 2012 - 11:44 PM

Heck, I wish my town would fly trees out like that with a crane,,,,,

Glad they did that work !

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Posted December 08, 2012 - 05:33 AM

Thanks for sharing the photos with us.

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Posted December 08, 2012 - 06:22 AM

Interesting photos, great to watch others at work. Can't say that I seen a crane used before.

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Posted December 08, 2012 - 07:50 AM

As soon as I read "city", i thought you meant like you lived way out in country and they came out which puzzled me but now that I see the pics I see what you meant. They did a good job and very quick too. Looks good and yes those chippers are monsterous. I see them alot in my area...always doing work for power companys, gas companies, townships, etc... thanks for the pics!

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Posted December 08, 2012 - 10:05 AM

Looks like a very professional job. Too bad you or someone else couldn't have used the sound wood for heat.

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Posted December 08, 2012 - 11:19 AM

Glad you got that one tree with the rotten base. That may have cause some big problems in the not to distant future. You got a good deal for sure OB.




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