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jimdeere

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Not a craigslist laugh, but a craigslist cry.
I check the site every now and then. Found an ad that had 90 dead ash trees in a 70 acre wood lot. Free.
The add was about a week old. The fella said he already had three people coming and didn’t want more than that on his property. But he took my number and said he would call me if the three didn’t work out.
If I had seen the add sooner, I would have tried to make a deal for all of it. It is about a mile from my house. I could have traded some tractor work or something for all of it.
Ya snooze, ya lose.
 
rarefish383

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CL responders are notoriously flakey. Call in a few days, or stop by in person, and you may find that those who did show up left a lot behind.

Philbert
I agree with Philbert, check back in a week or so. I had half my lot of Oak trees cleared when I built. Told some friends to haul all they wanted. Two showed up and filled one PU load and said that's all they could use. Peoples eyes are always bigger than their trucks. I'm in Western MD . I was at an auction bidding on an old chainsaw, and two farmers asked if I want a bunch of dead Ash, one said he counted 90 trees on his property, the other 60+. But, I have 3 farms I'm cutting standing dead Oak on, I can't bother with Ash.
 
homemade

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Anyone ever reply to these adds from here? Just to put the home owner in his place on what he is asking for.


The sad thing is there is a group of people that will take these jobs with little to no experience doing residential tree work thinking they are getting a deal. A little (or a lot) of risk isn’t worth this mythical wood.
 

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Anyone ever reply to these adds from here? Just to put the home owner in his place on what he is asking for.


The sad thing is there is a group of people that will take these jobs with little to no experience doing residential tree work thinking they are getting a deal. A little (or a lot) of risk isn’t worth this mythical wood.
From what I’ve seen the guys who want to be paid for yard trees and/or expect free tree service work will sit on their adds till the cows come home.
 
Iaff113

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Anyone ever reply to these adds from here? Just to put the home owner in his place on what he is asking for.


The sad thing is there is a group of people that will take these jobs with little to no experience doing residential tree work thinking they are getting a deal. A little (or a lot) of risk isn’t worth this mythical wood.
I did not to long ago on a different site and the lady claimed I was harassing her. All I did was explain to her that her free trees don’t cover the cost of a insured crew.


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unclemoustache

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Anyone ever reply to these adds from here? Just to put the home owner in his place on what he is asking for.


The sad thing is there is a group of people that will take these jobs with little to no experience doing residential tree work thinking they are getting a deal. A little (or a lot) of risk isn’t worth this mythical wood.

I did once. Never heard back, but the ad didn't go down.
 
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