The tree  

kitchenfun1234 45M
2103 posts
8/24/2006 5:01 pm

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8/26/2006 2:12 am

The tree

I've started a project to remove a nuisance tree, the Leylandii sort.
Some fool planted this tree within 1 metre of the house next door. It blocks out all the light and now towers at least 20 metres tall.
This evening I decided enough was enough. The tree needs a trimming because it sits between the telephone cables to my house and the house nextdoor. When the wind blows the tree sways dangerously. If I don't trim it the bloody thing will probably fall into the cable and tug part of my roof off.

I started by trimming all the way around the tree with my saw from the ground to about 6ft up. This exposed the tree trunks. there are four trunks. I plan to strip more of the side branches to reduce the weight of the individual trunks. When this is done I will carefully fell each of the trunks, hopefully without taking out any windows next door or in my own house.

I'd get a professional in but since it's not my tree.....

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cuteNEway 42F

8/25/2006 5:08 am

kitchen honey! Is there anything you CAN'T do?

kitchenfun1234 45M
1797 posts
8/25/2006 11:10 am

spunky11961 Yes, I was thinking of your boss and the tree felling incident as I was hacking away yesterday. I'm going to take my time and think before I saw.

cuteNEway Hmmmm, strictly speaking I cant go chopping down a tree I don't like on land belonging to someone else. However as this is neglected city council land, so the residents and neigbours must take matters into their own hands.

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