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Grapevine Influence via Encroachment !


I have had my eye on a couple of smaller trees on the lot adjacent to us at the back of the property.  They are covered with grapevines and seem to be on just one side.  This has caused the trees to take on a Westerly lean which is towards my back yard and shop area.

Since it is Spring and the leaves are abundant, all it took was a good rain last night to give them the weight advantage that put the tops in my back yard.  Nothing has snapped or broken so they are still all in tact but in the "wrong" location now.  SEE PICS

After looking at the situation pretty thoroughly, I think that I can get on the 8' step ladder and take the Farm Boss and cut thru one limb to get it down to where I can cut it into smaller pieces from the ground.  Then I need to decide how to get it hauled off.  I sure hate to pay a lot of bucks just to get rid of a small pile of limbs so I can mow the back yard.  I would need to get someone to steady the ladder for me, however, the jury is still out on that one.



-- Edited by Mello Yello on Monday 13th of April 2015 10:37:04 AM



-- Edited by Mello Yello on Monday 13th of April 2015 10:38:26 AM

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Watch yourself - or better, get that grandson over there to start his life apprenticeship.

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I KNOW what my Stihl Farm Boss is capable of and what it would do to that tree. Exactly the same as what it did to a few of neighbor Mr. Gibson's trees that happened to droop on my yard (with a couple of them finally falling on my yard) bye.gifbye.gif

 

Em - get a son or grandson to help !!



-- Edited by Dave W on Tuesday 14th of April 2015 08:44:06 AM

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Well, Gents, getting the grandson were excellent ideas however it would be quicker to get Obama to come down and do it so after thinking/sleeping on it I decided to do it the ?safer? way myself.  Instead of using the Farm Boss, I opted to get out my Reciprocating Saw that I only use for pruning and such but is much lighter than the Stihl and safer also.  Made the "important" cut see red arrow second pic and then got out another "very safe tool" and started snipping away and the smaller limbs with foliage.  This in turn made everything much lighter and easier to move around and make safe cuts.  Had to get the Recip out one last time to get the limbs down to my Arthritic Size.

The limbs have all been recycled which is good for the Environment ?right? - - - - some may call it returning them to their place of origin but I prefer to call it being a "Greenie".

I'd also like to thank Red Green and Tim 'the toolman" Taylor for their many instructional videos on how HOW NOT to do certain things. biggrinbiggrinbiggrin



-- Edited by Mello Yello on Tuesday 14th of April 2015 10:06:52 AM

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That made a nice big hole in the landscape, glad you got it done without any serious mishaps. Does that grape vine produce any fruit? Might be a source of some jam, jelly, or preserves?

We had wild grapes, and raspberries up in the mountains, all growing together in a big thicket that covered a good thousand square feet and was above my head in places; picking fruit was a pretty good challenge, but I could get it done, and the rewards were really good. The one thing I had to watch for was the varmints and critters; the bears, especially, liked to get in there and rummage around.

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Naww, no fruit on these but I do know what you're talking about. The Ranch that my ex and I had built had a creek bottom with lots of Muscadine Grape vines and I made jellies every year and gave most of it away. I made some Vino one year but didn't much care for it although I had a friend and loved it so I eventually just gave it all to him. We also had a lot of dew berries that grew wild along the roads there and THAT jelly was to die for, sure wish I had a place to get some more and render the liquid from them. They also made great dew berry cobbler which Sherry loved.

I'm seriously considering taking some Roundup to the grape vines that I just had to trim but I don't want to kill the trees also.

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