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Old 07-02-2013, 02:12 PM   #16
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Old 07-02-2013, 02:59 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by menevets View Post
Finally got most of it done:

Did it myself. I rented a reciprocating saw with the intent of just trimming the top and then planned to rent a chainsaw to do the trunk but the r-saw was enough. Just needed a ladder and goggles. The hardest part was felling the branches while not destroying any telephone lines or my neighbor's property. My fence took a minor bump from one of trunks falling, but very minor, can't even see a bruise.

Took about 1.5 hours on my own including making small talk with the neighbor, which turned out to me like 20 minutes, rental fee for saw: $15.

I've got a yard full of branches and trunk, literally, to cleanup and throw out though.

I think I'm gonna splurge on my next round of golf. :-)

Thanks to all for the advice. In retrospect, those people charging $400, seems way overpriced.

So you learned something along the way,and the experience you got is priceless.
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Atta boy!

I don't know how mj uses a chainsaw but I've never had a problem with flying stuff at my face.....

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Old 07-02-2013, 08:03 PM   #19
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last week i took down a tree a little bigger than that. it was to close to my garage. took about 5 mins.


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