22 Trees - You fell them , You take the wood

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Blog entry by PG_Zac posted 02-04-2010 04:30 PM 1173 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Calling all South African LumberJocks (and any other LJ’s ambitious enough)

The town where I stay is looking to remove 22 trees from one of our parks, and is looking for a cheap option. With my little fledgling reputation as an urban miller, they approached me with a proposal – If I fell them, I get the wood as payment.

Unfortunately, I’m not equipped to be a tree-feller, so I turned them down. I did, however, offer to do 1 or 2 trees, depending on the species and size. I will be checking them out within the next few days.

So here it is – the council will probably be going out on open tender to contract the services of a felling company. If there is anyone here who would like to take it on the basis of wood for payment, please let me know and I’ll approach the council for you.

I don’t yet know what species of trees there are, but there will be a few Norfolk Pines at least 20m tall. The rest of the trees are exotics (at least to SA) and the council wants to return the park to almost exclusively indigenous plants. The location is on the KZN north coast – details by PM to interested parties.


-- I may be schizophrenic, but at least I have each other.

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#1 posted 02-04-2010 07:37 PM

To much ocean between us LOL

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#2 posted 02-05-2010 12:01 AM

Hey Jim, you could make it a working holiday !!! :)

You wouldn’t even have to pay for accommodation – stay with us.

-- I may be schizophrenic, but at least I have each other.

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