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Discussion in 'Firewood, Heating and Wood Burning Equipment' started by millbilly, Feb 18, 2014.

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    2 MASSIVE BLACK WALNUT TREES-READY FOR FURNITURE OR FIREWOOD - $2500 (LUTHERVILLE)

    2 MASSIVE BLACK WALNUT TREES-YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR TAKING DOWN! INCREDIBLE OPPORTUNITY FOR FURNITURE OR FIREWOOD!
     
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    I saw that too :)
     
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    Had a guy come in the shop last week wanting 7 trees dropped in exchange for the wood.

    I told him no, I wasn't in the habit of doing $1500+ worth of work for $20.
    Never mind that we aren't insured for that type of work. WAY different if a tree drops the wrong way in the woods versus around houses, power lines, cars, bus loads of kids/nuns/bald eagles!

    He seemed to think I was passing up a heck of a deal.

    I need to get business cards for a tree service so I can just say, call these guys!
     
  10. Jakers

    Jakers Owner - Arbor Jake's Tree Service, LLC

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    Ha!!!! I should send you some of mine. tell em ill do their tree for free if they pay me one way drive time at my normal hourly rate. 2960 miles according to google maps. my bucket truck tops out at about 50 MPH. that comes to roughly 60 hours of driving or about $10,000 in drive time

    Edit: i actually do that for a bunch of local companies. ill drop off 50 cards at a time and they pass them out regularly when people ask. i also pass out other companies cards when people ask me if ill rip-rap their shoreline or mow their grass
     
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    I keep a stack of cards from my favorite local *** repair shop on hand to pass on to clients.
     
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    I hate to say it, an then I really don't. One of the funniest things about us laughing at the people on CL trying to get trees removed for free, for the wood, is the other people on this site that are running out trying to take those same trees down and get the wood, for free. I don't know how many times guys have posted pics of a giant Oak with brush all over the place, and they are jumping up and down with joy because they got 4 or 5 pickup loads of primo Oak wood, and it only took them 4 Saturdays to get the brush cleaned up. I just laugh and think, I would have gotten 3-5 thousand to take that tree down, and I'd still have the wood, if I wanted it. I don't know which one to laugh at, both I guess. Folks here say all the time, put an add on CL, you'll take down trees for the wood, and you'll get all the scrounging you want? Go figure, Joe.
     
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    unclemoustache My 'stache is bigger than yours.

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    The only time I'd even consider something like that for free is if it was nearby, I had clear room to drop it, and could leave everything I didn't want.

    And that's exactly what I did on some trees nearby. 4 blocks away, they clean up all that I don't take, and are glad for the 'cleanup' help. I tried to get some money for the one near a power line but no dice, so I left it.

    But then, beggers can't be choosers, and I actually turned down some DELIVERED OAK yesterday. I just don't have the room or time, and I'm in the middle of several projects in my wood area. Tough to turn that one down!
     
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    Laugh all you want to! I'm perfectly happy to work for my firewood, using what I consider to be spare time, doing something I enjoy doing AND gaining a sense of maybe helping someone who often doesn't know any different, or have the resources to pay someone else. I have no desire to take a job from anyone else, but it really is a market issue, meaning if I'm willing to do the job for whatever I gain, it's a fair exchange for me and the homeowner. I don't do it if I don't like the deal, or have any concerns regarding safety, or even if I just don't like the homeowner. My tools, my sweat, my call!

    I really am glad you find humor in it and it brings you some joy! I didn't retrieve any wood since two summers ago and still have about 4 years onhand. Maybe I'll start looking for those sweet little opportunities for some "primo Oak" or something else next year as I rather like the way the wood looks, stacked up along the fence on our property line. The neighbors think it's cool and I suspect they sort of like the idea that they'll be able to count on using some of it, in the event we end up with an extended power outage in some future winter storm. I'll keep you in mind when I do gather and think of how I'm bringing a smile to someone else in addition to the homeowner!

    Best to all!!!
     
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    Helped a neighbor clean up some storm damage, and happened to have a new battery saw to test. No room for it, so now I need to post one of those ads.

    About a face cord of silver maple. Cut to 16". Stacked next to the alley. Otherwise it goes to the compost site.

    Hope you yahoo's don't make fun of me!
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    Did you do all that with the 120v bat saw you wrote about?
     
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    Philbert Chainsaw Enthusiast

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    Yep. Will add to that thread soon.

    (Also used the magnetic firewood measuring sticks!)

    Philbert
     
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    Chipper better get on this one. Looks like Locust.
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    I had a tree taken down this is what's left of it . a huge piece that needs to be cut up and there are eight pieces and the trunk can be cut off the ground.
     
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    I also work for my wood. I have never paid for wood but once. I gave a young couple who just bought their first home I think it was $60.00 for about 3/4 of a cord of Locust. It was cut so I just rolled it onto my trailer ond when I got home rolled it into my tractor bucket and onto my splitter.
    I just last sunday went and removed about a cord of white oak for free.
    I enjoy cutting and splitting for the exercise mostly and I get free firewood.
     
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