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Sometime in the next few days, Tom and I are going to cut down an 80’ tree.

We’ve never done that before, but there’s a first time for everything.

Our property borders an old garage. The owner mentioned he was afraid a rotted pine might fall and damage the roof.

“So if you could cut it down, I’d appreciate it.”

“Sure,” Tom said.

6/2/2013 2:17:13 AM

Pauline, you soooo have the homestead genes coursing through your veins. If you don't know how to do something, dig in and find out. Do you still grow tobacco on your farm? I've heard that not just any body that wants to grow tobacco can get permission to grow it. It's a very closed loop crop. Now as for the tree. I would get some good advice on that. Trees can be killers. They twist and turn in some very unpredictable ways. I've been on many chain saw crews after hurricane and tornado disasters and can tell you that a tree of that magnitude is something that will need much safety. If you can rent a cherry picker lift to top off the upper branches first, that would be the best way to tackle a big tree. The best of luck with your homestead endeavors. Have a great day in the garden.

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