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CAPT Stream Rotar
08-31-2011, 09:15 PM
We didn't get anything crazy..

But we got 3+ weeks worth of work for 2 buckets, 4 climbing crews..



Locust on houses..Widow makers all over...

Insane..no pics...phone is smashed..

drinking over 2 gallons in 14 hours and still pissing rust..

LOL..

no sprinklers till blowouts



How is everyone?

CSR

Mike Leary
08-31-2011, 09:24 PM
How is everyone?

And you are?

CAPT Stream Rotar
08-31-2011, 09:32 PM
The guy who is in way better shape than you ever were.

Sprinkus
09-01-2011, 08:23 AM
Roastin' here.
Supposed to be only 99 today so that will be a relief.
Pissin' gravel these days, if I piss at all.

blk90s13
09-01-2011, 08:36 AM
The guy who is in way better shape than you ever were.


:laugh:.........

hoskm01
09-01-2011, 10:56 AM
You shouldn't have left your phone out in the hurricane, Ed, or thrown it around at the Phish concert.

Enjoy your trimming...

KrayzKajun
09-01-2011, 11:20 AM
I'm hoping this Storm comes into the Gulf and brings us some rain and maybe a bit of cleanup work! Stay safe fellas
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Mike Leary
09-01-2011, 02:46 PM
Some of the pics I saw of trees blown-down killed me: some were planted in the narrow areas between the street and the sidewalk; no wonder they came over! :hammerhead::dizzy:

Wet_Boots
09-01-2011, 02:59 PM
that's where street trees belong :)

irritation
09-01-2011, 03:11 PM
Some of the pics I saw of trees blown-down killed me: some were planted in the narrow areas between the street and the sidewalk; no wonder they came over! :hammerhead::dizzy:

Some people call that a "tree belt" but I hate trees planted there. After a few years they get too big for that little area and roots start cracking the sidewalks.

Wet_Boots
09-01-2011, 03:12 PM
planned obsolescence payup

Mike Leary
09-01-2011, 03:12 PM
that's where street trees belong :)

Wrong choice of "street trees" is what I saw, you could see where the roots had lifted the sidewalk.

Wet_Boots
09-01-2011, 03:31 PM
Sidewalk contractors need love, too. :)

irritation
09-01-2011, 03:38 PM
Sidewalk contractors need love, too. :)

Yeah, I bet they love repairing due to roots. I've had to repair irrigation also in those strips due to roots.....not fun.:hammerhead:

Wet_Boots
09-01-2011, 03:41 PM
Try planning the install when there's a hundred-year-old tree in that strip :(

Mike Leary
09-01-2011, 03:51 PM
Try planning the install when there's a hundred-year-old tree in that strip :(

Very carefully, I would imagine. ;)

Wet_Boots
09-01-2011, 03:55 PM
Sometimes we just bailed, and went with spray heads a set distance from the curb, overspraying the sidewalk. No practical way to defeat the roots.

irritation
09-01-2011, 04:02 PM
Go the Texas route and use subsurface, I bet those tree roots would love that drip tubing.:)

Mike Leary
09-01-2011, 04:02 PM
I have installed street trees that had separate zones for just the trees and another zone for the turf. I've also seen barriers installed to limit the root growth; it's still "wrong tree given the application."

irritation
09-01-2011, 04:09 PM
Are they still $1,500 a zone?

Mike Leary
09-01-2011, 04:19 PM
Are they still $1,500 a zone?

You make a joke, yes? :confused: :)

irritation
09-01-2011, 04:42 PM
No, I am just trying to imagine properly watering a 3-4ft wide strip with trees planted in the middle with separate zones for trees and turf and the PIA factor for install and future service work.:dizzy:

Wet_Boots
09-01-2011, 04:57 PM
I remember doing strip zones with all manner of assorted heads, depending on dimensions and obstacles. Nelson had a useful brass nozzle for wide strips.

Mike Leary
09-01-2011, 05:00 PM
No, I am just trying to imagine properly watering a 3-4ft wide strip with trees planted in the middle with separate zones for trees and turf and the PIA factor for install and future service work.:dizzy:

You are right to ask; it is a pain in the butt, and expensive. However, if you've got a tree, which has a much deeper root zone than does turf, a zone split is the only answer. Now that I think about it, I'd bet all the street trees that came down had irrigation for the turf only, causing the shallow rooting which made for the tree's demise. :cry:

irritation
09-01-2011, 05:10 PM
It's a little hard to cover the turf above the root zone without watering the tree. Add in the 4' melting snow piles from plowing and spring rains.:confused:

Mike Leary
09-01-2011, 05:42 PM
Big deal, trees do not like their bark wet consistently, it a cause of diseases. That being said, it is possible to properly design a dual zone system to deep water the trees and keep the turf happy without waste and the possibility of root rot.

irritation
09-01-2011, 05:49 PM
I agree, I'm just saying trees shouldn't be planted in the 'tree belt'.

Mike Leary
09-01-2011, 06:01 PM
Yup, convince the LA and the client that is true and you get my award.

irritation
09-01-2011, 06:08 PM
I actually have a client that cut down his trees in the strip because of problems mentioned.
He had the fight the HOA because it's mandatory to have trees along the strip.

hoskm01
09-01-2011, 06:29 PM
"Street Strip"

irritation
09-01-2011, 06:51 PM
"Street Strip"

Neighborhood party. Saw up trees screwing up sidewalks and sprinklers.

Mike Leary
09-01-2011, 09:36 PM
I think Boots is actually a sidewalk contractor.

irritation
09-01-2011, 10:01 PM
I think Boots is actually a sidewalk contractor.

No, I think he's a retired 'sprinkler man' He has old school knowledge I feel doesn't come from internet searches. He just has no connections anymore except from here. I wish he would tell us his background.:)

Mike Leary
09-01-2011, 10:11 PM
The last time I saw him was in Denver, seemed to have luck with cards. That's me in the background.

Wet_Boots
09-01-2011, 10:29 PM
ever see that movie that had Ricky Jay as a bunkhouse cook, who showed why he never played cards?

irritation
09-01-2011, 10:36 PM
Walter Brennan? Did you get injured in WWI or did you put a rock in your shoe?

irritation
09-01-2011, 10:47 PM
ever see that movie that had Ricky Jay as a bunkhouse cook, who showed why he never played cards?

How about Casino, why cops should never order carryout.

Wet_Boots
09-01-2011, 10:56 PM
Ever seen Jay's act? Among other things, he can flip a playing card almost 200 feet.

irritation
09-02-2011, 12:09 AM
That's me in the background.

You look old and fat.:hammerhead:

Here's me in the foreground.:)

http://fandangogroovers.files.wordpress.com/2009/07/stagecoach.jpg