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MWD78 12-12-2006 08:14 PM

removal of old tree
 
We just bought a 66 year old house that has a very large (15 ft tall and 12 ft diameter) Colorado Blue Spruce right in front. We would like to take it down because it almost completely hides the front of the house and it does not have a very nice shape. Is it possible we could take it down ourselves (to save money), or should it be taken down professionally. Any reason not to take it down?
Thanks very much.

HarryHarley 12-13-2006 04:03 PM

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Originally Posted by MWD78 (Post 26759)
We just bought a 66 year old house that has a very large (15 ft tall and 12 ft diameter) Colorado Blue Spruce right in front. We would like to take it down because it almost completely hides the front of the house and it does not have a very nice shape. Is it possible we could take it down ourselves (to save money), or should it be taken down professionally. Any reason not to take it down?
Thanks very much.

Did you really mean 15 feet? First, it's a personal choice to take down a tree. If it is as tall as I think it is I would go professional. It needs to be taken down in sections being so close to the house. Make sure the re-movers are insured. I've taken down hundreds of trees. You would be surprised how tricky they can be. And, being from the New Orleans area I've seen trees like this cut houses in half. Not a pretty sight.
Good luck.

MWD78 12-14-2006 09:44 PM

Thanks
 
Thank you. The tree really is 15 feet tall, and its branches reach 12 feet in diameter. We would prefer to hire a professional. Thanks for the insurance advice.

747 12-17-2006 04:15 AM

Make sure if you hire a professional to take it down they include in the price to grind the stump.

MWD78 12-17-2006 07:33 PM

Thanks
 
Thanks for the good advice!


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