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There has been a Tree Trimmer working behind our house cutting down some real tall long leaf pines and I finally managed to get some pics of him at work.  First let me say that this old boy could go bear hunting with a switch and there's not an ounce of fat on him.  Matter of fact he's relatively thin but about 6' 7" tall.  Last week he asked if he could park in my driveway while working back there and I told him to go right ahead just as long as I could get my Yota out of the driveway.

He's about halfway up in this pic and this is where he started cutting off the top half.

He's all the way thru here and the top is starting to fall.

He's king of the Hill now.

Now he's at the bottom fixing to drop the bottom half.

Every bit of this including changing saws at one point was done in about an hour.

 



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I used a guy when we first moved here that went up a tree like that. He took down a massive willow, a very large maple and a big overgrown blue spruce then ground the stumps in less then a day. Watching him go up that willow scared the @#$% out of me. He advertised as Monkey in a Tree back then but has gotten to be a very big tree service so 'lost' that name confuse



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Good tree men are a wonder to watch work, up a tree, or down on the ground; and there are a lot more wannabes than good ones. The same can be said about most trades.

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yes indeed, I grew up in timber country and pulp wood country and I can remember some of the old timers that could lay a big tree down between two houses like a walk in the park - - I wasn't cut out for that type of work nor electrical or climbing any thing of any "height"- - my 15' extension ladder gets my "total" attention and respect when cleaning the rain gutters



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There is a guy around here that does this type of work...he did a huge tree for my neighbor last year....He is in his late 60s.

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Mello Yello wrote:

yes indeed, I grew up in timber country and pulp wood country and I can remember some of the old timers that could lay a big tree down between two houses like a walk in the park - - I wasn't cut out for that type of work nor electrical or climbing any thing of any "height"- - my 15' extension ladder gets my "total" attention and respect when cleaning the rain gutters


 Like this??

 

https://youtu.be/9NRmYzLrvfM



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Zactly

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I need a tree guy disparately to drop about 4 tall trees that are too close to my house. What I am afraid of is getting a guy with a chainsaw and a pickup truck that "says" he knows what he is doing, instead of a guy that actually DOES know what he is doing.

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look long and hard, Pal, maybe get several recommendations from "SATISFIED CUSTOMERS" and not from Family or Friends (of the tree guy)

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Mello Yello wrote:

look long and hard, Pal, maybe get several recommendations from "SATISFIED CUSTOMERS" and not from Family or Friends (of the tree guy)


 Amen to that. It cost me (as well as the tree cutter) a bunch of damage and many dollars to a very clean '79 Mustang when we first moved in and had zero spare cash.
 

There are several in our area from reasonable to exorbitant and with good reviews - Angie's list, Google, etc.



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