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Need to remove a lot of trees from new 3.5 acre lot

Discussion in 'Homeowner Helper Forum' started by james000222, Oct 30, 2017.

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    The guy that likes to help me, he’s mid-eighties and I’m mid-sixties. Everyday we get a load on the truck and trailer as we’re headed home he says “Not a bad day for a couple old guys.” First time he said that I couldn’t figure out who he was talking about until I looked in the mirror and saw all my gray hair.
     
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    Pretty much the first minute but the whole video...
     
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    Hi ya old farts and @chipper1. :laugh: Did I miss anything?
     
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    Since this turned into an 'old farts' session after resurrection:

    Posted this over a decade ago when neighbor was 82 or 83 YO, he died 2 years ago at 94 YO.
    He wanted to cut down one more 4 ft DBH tree, did a pretty good job.

    He was a professional logger in the late 40s and the 50s, then ran the county parks maintenance department till retirement.


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    Have a couple of grandkids in the 20s, one married yet. Wonder if the GGkids will like to hack down trees like the GKs did.
    Have one more 4 ft black cottonwood in the back, maybe let the 18 YO grandson (already bought his own chainsaw!) drop it next summer.
     
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    See what you did there Steve :laugh:
    I'm working on it, you know what they say, it takes a year to get a yrs experience:cheers:
     
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    Too bad about the neighbor.
    Guy I delivered firewood to died this summer, he was a logger in that timeframe as well, he also went on to work with our little municipality. I still deliver wood to his wife, last time I was there she said he started off here in town at $26 a week. He was a great guy, we talked a good bit about his logging days.

    Cool about the grandson, that would be awesome if he got to drop it.
     

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