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Old 08-25-2007, 07:40 PM   #1
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Unhappy Feeling Weird About the Trees

There are several things that need to happen between now and next spring in order for us to order the trailer. There must be $xx,000 in the bank. Our 07 taxes must be paid. There must be a place to park the trailer.

I've worked out some deals with a guy in our radio club. He's one of those no conforming "cavemen" types. Among other things, he heats his house with a wood stove. And only a wood stove. He agreed to cut some trees just for the wood. Gratis. And I'm trading him some radio equipment to pour a 13 x 30 extention for the drive way. That's where the trailer will park. At the end of the new extention, when finished, is (was) an enormous wild cherry tree. Wild cherry trees are NOT what you want to park anything under, unless purple polka dots and bird poo are attractive to you. So the big tree had to go.

The drought killed 2 treees, so they go. Some other trees are sick, so they go. One interferes with my ham radio tower but casts shade on the deck. Half of that one goes.

The work started today and we are 3/4 done. Where trees once were there are now stumps. Trees that were there when we bought the house twenty years ago, that made the kids feel safe in their own yard, seemed a part of our home are gone. And now I feel a little sad. Hmm?

He hauled off a trailer load of wood, and several more loads are in piles in the back. Most of the limbs have been rounded up, but the yard is still a mess. Maybe when the stumps are all ground down and the mess cleaned up I'll feel better. I did note there is more of a breeze back there, and in this weather that's a good thing!

The driveway extention goes in next month. In January a few mods to the truck. If my plan works out, we order the Rockwood 8280SS in April.

And I guess on that first trip, I'll feel better about the trees.

But for now, it's like walking around in somebody elses yard. And it feels a little weird.

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Old 08-25-2007, 09:29 PM   #2
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Been there done that. Two large walnut trees had to come down when we bought our camper. I have the logs in the back yard,I'm trying to find someone to saw them in to lumber but not much luck.....Tim
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Old 08-25-2007, 09:58 PM   #3
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Now is your chance to plant a new tree or two...that YOU choose! I've had to cut down 9 trees in my yard since we've lived here. Last year, I planted a beautiful Autumn Blaze Maple in the front yard. I love trees...but not messy ones!
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Old 08-27-2007, 07:08 AM   #4
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I only have a few trees on my lot and I planted all but 2 of em. I wish I had you problem.

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Been there done that. Two large walnut trees had to come down when we bought our camper. I have the logs in the back yard,I'm trying to find someone to saw them in to lumber but not much luck.....Tim
If only I could get up in your area..... I've got a Husky 3120XP with a ripping-chain and a jig for doing just that. About once a year I head to my familiesí place in South Texas and cut Mesquite into lumber for use the following year on little projects. I've also cut of some Pecan and Oak as well. Walnut sure is a pretty wood.
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Old 08-27-2007, 08:17 AM   #5
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Obviously from the photos in my album, I have oodles of trees and sympathize with you. I have taken out about 30 trees, mostly close to the house, or "leaners". Does give me about 60 cords of wood to burn though. The poplar sap, and the acorns are my biggest headache. Of course I still have about 600 trees left, and approximately 4 tons of leaves.
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Old 08-31-2007, 05:19 AM   #6
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Our lot when we bought it had way too many trees. my wife and I have cut out probly 40 juniper trees, and unfortunately a couple pines....
but they had to go for the house,and for a Fire break...(50') minimum requirement. We know how U feel. and sympathize with U. we felt bad cutting down 150+ year old junipers, ect. but they had to go.
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