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Old 05-16-2014, 09:21 AM
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Tree Skinning?

Hey guys,
My girlfriend's boss just asked if I'd be up for skinning trees on one of his lots. She works for a construction company, and their lawn guy just said he'll skin the trees(or boot as they called it) for $375. Well, you can assume the boss got pissed. He knows I do lawncare also got the idea that maybe I'll do it for cheaper, but I need insurance. The questions I have are:
-How do I even price a job like this?
-Do I need a special tree license?
-What would be the easiest thing to use to skin them?

I've skinned a palm tree before for a family member, using a carpet knife. Worked but took a while.
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Old 05-16-2014, 09:26 AM
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I assume you'd use a pole saw.
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Old 05-16-2014, 09:30 AM
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As a licensed and educated Arborist & Utility Arborist, I'm stumped. What the he!! Is tree skinning????
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Old 05-16-2014, 09:33 AM
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As a licensed and educated Arborist & Utility Arborist, I'm stumped. What the he!! Is tree skinning????
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I had to google it. Apparently is trimming palms.
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Old 05-18-2014, 10:52 AM
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I assume you'd use a pole saw.
I thought the same. Pole saw doesn't work.

Tree Skinning
Apparently this is where you skin the boots/palm ends off the tree. Rather then trimming the actual palm frams off. Its the stuff that gets left behind and apparently for some trees, people like them skimmed.
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Old 05-18-2014, 10:54 AM
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As a licensed and educated Arborist & Utility Arborist, I'm stumped. What the he!! Is tree skinning????
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First I have ever heard of this as well
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Old 05-18-2014, 04:17 PM
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Goes by a bunch of different names but it's trimming dead frond fibers off the trunk for a meat look. Sawzall with fine tooth works best
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Old 05-18-2014, 08:45 PM
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First I have ever heard of this as well
Me too But then again, by being in the Great Lakes region, palm trees are way outside my realm of knowledge!
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Old 05-18-2014, 08:50 PM
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Me too But then again, by being in the Great Lakes region, palm trees are way outside my realm of knowledge!
Same here,we only have to deal with Sequoia's in Buffalo.
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Old 05-18-2014, 10:13 PM
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I've seen one 25' cabbage palm done like this - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWL6vMZ0A4g - and thought it looked like absolute shiit. The trunk had the color of pale raw corn.
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