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Chris

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221 days ago

Over the last couple of years a few of the houses around here have reverted to the bank. One such house directly behind me has a 400-500 year old tree. It is healthy and HUGE. but it isn’t any longer…...

I came home yesterday to see a crane and a crew cutting it down. The rep said the bank felt it might be a a risk to the house so it should come down. How stupid is that?

The canopy of this tree covered portions of four properties. I know for a fact that many types of birds nested in it including large owls. Owls hunt the snakes and rodents around here….

Ok… Sorry for venting. I’m not exactly a tree hugger or anything but I truly hate stupid acts like this one.

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein


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helluvawreck

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#1 posted 221 days ago

Long live the trees.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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a1Jim

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#2 posted 221 days ago

I certainly don’t understand that line of thinking,trees ad value and beauty to property. Is it to late to get some of the wood?

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Chris

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#3 posted 221 days ago

Yeah Jim It was… not to mention I couldn’t move it if I tried. The trunk was about 6 ft in diameter; I would have needed a crane to move a piece….

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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Monte Pittman

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#4 posted 221 days ago

I take a lot of trees that are mandated to come out by Insurance companies. Rarely are the home owners happy about it. In many cases i try to make something for them out of the tree.

I am not a tree hugger either, but I do not believe in cutting them down “just because”.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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Monte Pittman

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#5 posted 221 days ago

On another note, I would have gotten a mover to take the logs. Just me.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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b2rtch

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#6 posted 221 days ago

It is very sad.
Did you get the wood?

-- Bert

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Chris

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#7 posted 221 days ago

It was to late to get any of the wood. They already took every thing away except the lower portion of the main trunk. Which they left standing until Monday when the come back with a larger saw. I asked if they would leave part of it for me but the lead guy didn’t want to consider it…

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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MT_Stringer

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#8 posted 221 days ago

Sounds like a movie I saw – Avatar

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JoeinGa

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#9 posted 221 days ago

That’s the first thing I thought of too Mike!

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SCOTSMAN

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#10 posted 221 days ago

I suppose if they own the tree they can pretty much do as they please sad but true we live with these things every day. A sad tale though Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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