|Forum topic by Brett||posted 01-06-2013 02:37 PM||1150 views||0 times favorited||11 replies|
01-06-2013 02:37 PM
My brother-in-law lives in New Jersey, with several acres of ash, black walnut, and cherry trees up to 80 feet tall with long, straight trunks up to 18-24” in diameter (estimated). Several of these trees were knocked over by Hurricane Sandy, and he’s trying to figure out how to remove them. He can use a chainsaw on some of the smaller branches, but most of the trees still have their root balls (10 feet in diameter) and some are lying across each other, so their trunks are as much as six or eight feet above the ground—too high to safely cut them apart with a chain saw while he’s standing on the ground.
What options does he have for removing them? I know that there are companies he could pay to remove them, but that might be cost-prohibitive and he’s concerned that heavy equipment would damage his yard (the trees are in a low area with limited access, except through the landscaped lawn around his house). Would area woodworkers or firewood companies be interested in removing the trees?
I’ll pass on any suggestions to him. Thanks for the help.
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