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captn
04-26-2008, 07:47 PM
I'm a homeowner and have 2 tall Pine trees adjacent to the house that are pretty ugly and just fill the gutters with needles.

I've cut down a few trees in my day, but nothing this big so close to the house.

The trees are about 30-40 feet tall, and are branchless at the bottom 6 feet.

I'll keep and split the lumber myself for firewood, so how much would it cost to cut down, and grind? Is there anyone in the forum close that wants to bid this?

Captn.

captn
04-27-2008, 01:59 AM
Seriously, there's no-one with an idea of cost on this?

:gunsfirin

LindblomRJ
04-27-2008, 09:52 AM
I think there are only a handful of tree folks on the forum. Most here really don't want to touch tree that size... Just a guess.

lawnproslawncare
04-27-2008, 10:40 AM
Open the yellow pages, thats the best i can do you. Just make sure they are well known and well insured

mdvaden
04-27-2008, 01:15 PM
Check license and insurance.

One lady called me to remove a 25' pine once, and lost a down payment to another tree service whom her neighbor hired. So that goes to show that references don't guarantee an insured licensed referral.

I don't even sub-contract big removals anymore.

We're buying a new house in May, and once we take possession, there is a weak sweetgum that needs to go, and possibly a few conifers dropping debris over the driveway parking.

Odds are, I'll sub-contract.

Even a few of us pros can become uncomfortable after a number of years, with removing large trees.

JNyz
04-27-2008, 10:10 PM
Around 600 plus the stumps.

cdsport
04-29-2008, 12:51 AM
depending on how close to the house they are, direction they lean, any wires nearby? they may have to be rigged down in sections. or jus tlined & dboxed out & dropped. from $150 -350 each all depends on above items.

Stillwater
05-08-2008, 12:28 AM
you burn pine for firewood?

captn
05-08-2008, 02:46 PM
yes, I'll burn it.

I called a tree service, they quoted $800 to cut the tree, grind and take away the branches.

I asked them the leave the trunk for burning.

JNyz
05-08-2008, 08:10 PM
Wow, sounds close to my price.

1cooltreeguy
05-08-2008, 08:17 PM
Sounds fair but we have no pics/.....