Monday, October 24, 2016

Tree Topping

We have many trees out back but just one that we worry about. It is healthy but it about twenty feet from the house and on a steep bank. We got the local tree cutting company over to have a look and he said he would trim some of the longer branches and cut 10 - 15 feet off the top for $200 to $250. This will make it safer when it comes to falling down in the wind.

While they were here we asked them to remove a huge, annoying bamboo bush outside the back door. They spent a couple of hours cutting and loading and hauled everything away. He charged us $250 to trim and top the tree and another $50 to take out the bamboo tree.

Here is what we got for our $300:

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4 comments:

  1. I know the routine. We had to trim all of our trees in the front yard. After 15 years the trees created a canopy that killed the grass with the shade. For us, it needs to be a yearly event. Even in Mexico, tree-top trimming can be expensive needless to say re-sodding 600 sq meters.

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  2. About the only thing that will get rid of the Bamboo is gasoline, with or without a match. Not recommended though.

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    1. I have heard that. Someone said to cut it off as close to the ground as possible and then pouring diesel fuel over it.

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