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Pruning/Removing Past Procrastinations


Well the weather has finally cooled and "dried" (aka humidity) up enuff for me to attempt in getting rid of several of Ma Nature's paint scratching, lawn mower dodging and generaly fugly items in the yard and Driveway (yup).

First on the list was to crank my Vintage 1980 Stihl Farm Boss Chainsaw which did not let me down.  She fired up like a Champ and performed equally.

Next on the list was to cut back the Fig tree and Pear tree that were beginning to incarcerate my vehicles.  Not a problem and now I can leave the place without that eeekkkkknnnn noise of the limbs saying goodbye.  I also cut two small non-producing peach trees at ground level and added to the pile.

Now, it's time for a bid on getting some small trees taken down and "hauled off" most of which are &$@&^$@$ pears

This one is in the front drainage ditch by the main road and I have no idea why it has been allowed to survive this long????

These two pear trees are just in the way and serve no purpose at all so they go as well as the two beside my neighbors fence that stick out into my drive way and are useless.

I'm also wanting to get all but one of these removed from the premises.

AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST is this Abortion of Redtips that have never been properly pruned or taken care of and altho I am wanting to remove them completely I am getting some argument from the Ware Dept so we will see.

 



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Looks as though you have cleared your jungle, or at least have a plan. I'm surprised with your lack of rain you have that much surviving.

And that ancient Stihl Farm Boss of mine - p@#$'d me off this year. It took 4-5 pulls to get it started after sitting in the 150* loft of my garage. I don't think I've run it in a couple years so I had to 'pay' for it. I needed to prune an 8" branch off of a maple so I could back the camper further in the yard on the new 9 tons of freshly shoveled crushed stone pad . Also found out that I need a sharper chain on the saw as welldisbelief (maybe next time - I have a couple ready, just too lazy to drag out the right wrenches)



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Dave W wrote:
Also found out that I need a sharper chain on the saw as welldisbelief (maybe next time - I have a couple ready, just too lazy to drag out the right wrenches)

 Sounds like our saws were separated at birth - - - - I've got a newly sharpened chain hanging in the shop - - - - certainly won't lose it that way biggrinbiggrinbiggrin

I hate to brag on anything mechanical because of the ?possible? consequences but my saw has been in the shop ONE TIME for a carb kit and even that time was my fault for letting it varnish up.  So far my mind has been adequate enuff to remember to crank my 2 cycles at least 3 or 4 times a year whether I use them or not.  FINGERS CROSSED   Unfortunately the lawn mower doesn't get neglected that much during our weekend winters.

Dave, we've been very fortunate the last several months and, even tho we haven't had enuff rain for the farmers and ranchers, the small yards have done well.



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If only my lawn mowers survived as wellevileye.

My Stihl has never been in the shop regardless of how much it's been neglected, but I don't leave any gas in it so it will usually start pretty easily once I fill it up

We are short rainfall as well - last I heard was 44% of the usual



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As promised on Dave's thread, here are the before and after pics of the small trees I had taken down and hauled off.  Even tho it cost me $450, I am very pleased with the results.

 



-- Edited by Mello Yello on Thursday 6th of November 2014 05:31:53 PM

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That sounds reasonable to me.

 



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I thought so. He had a 20 dump truck and a skid steer with the grabber on front and you could tell that it wasn't "their" first Rodeo.

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I thought so. He had a 20 dump truck and a skid steer with the grabber on front and you could tell that it wasn't "their" first Rodeo.


 It's pretty competitive around here though there is one that's about 2x the rest. I've paid as little as $400 for one tree removal (willow) to as high as $900 (maple but leaning very close to the house), depending on when you call the service. That always includes grinding the stump. I try to get three quotes unless I get something reasonable on the first one or two.



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I have a couple of very large oak trees that are tall and leaning "over" the house. After the leaves are on the ground, I'm gonna get him back out to top them and maybe one more.

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mego you got your moneys worth on that job ! he must have a soft spot for ol folks. hahaha

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well, I"m sure one of them thangs - - - also my youngest son rents a couple of acres and a shop bldg from him to house his Recycling Business so that might have had a little to do with it

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theres a mexican feller just down the a piece that has a loader and dump truck. he does favors for folks around here. he'll haul and clean up if you buy all the fuel. i wouldnt ask for nothin but i do preciate that he does it.i bet he sleeps good.


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a rare breed, my friend, very rare indeed - - - - you and I were raised up back when neighbors helped their neighbors but that is rare these days

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