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Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Time to get that dead tree and the pile of brush/trimmings/deadfall off of my project list.


The dead tree (behind the flowering crab and the blue spruce) straddles the property line.  I'm taking full responsibility in getting it removed; no sense in arguing with the neighbor over splitting the costs (they are living pretty lean).  Over the years the trunk of the tree grew around a metal fence post so I need to be certain the contractor knows about it lest there be possible injury to the cutter.  The tree was dead many years ago and I am just now getting around to the logistics of cutting it;  the longer I neglect to remove it the more likely I am to get conked by a falling branch when I'm mowing.  

My pile of deadfall and trimmings is getting too large to manage.  Certain types of birds nest in it so I waited until the fledglings took flight.  Bunnies liked to shelter in it during the winter but they still  have plenty of other cover to use.

First appointment for an estimate and to discuss options is on Thursday of this week.  There are only a few outfits that the city approves of so my screening of the candidates won't take long.



Drake's Place said...

"that the city approves of"
What? You can't call anyone you want in the area who will give you the best deal?

"Zack" said...


Yeah, well ya see da city gotta issue a permit before any tree (of size) is removed (no matter if it is dead or alive). They have a list of "approved" contractors ... using them makes getting the permit easier else I gotta get a certificate of insurance from the contractor and a detailed list of other B.S. that the city requires before they will issue the permit. I believe this is a disease kill (emerald ash borer insects) and, if that is the case, I believe that the city also has a protocol for disposal.

Typical gubmint stuff.

Yes, I have my regrets about moving here.



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