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Old 08-17-2004, 06:41 PM
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Best way to figure symetric circles in new bed

I am digging out a new bed for a customer that surrounds a magnolia tree. What is the simplist way to configure a congruent circle around the tree? The circumference of the bed is about 70 feet.. Thanks for the feedback.
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Old 08-17-2004, 07:09 PM
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A piece of string....................
Just mark off the sod in a number of places around the tree using a length of string...............
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Old 08-18-2004, 08:02 AM
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Easier yet, loop one end of the string around the trunk. Walk out your 70', hold a spray can in your hand, and walk around the tree. Just make sure the string moves around the trunk with you.
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Old 08-18-2004, 08:35 AM
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Circumference is the distance around a circle not the diameter. If you need a bed 70ft in circumference it would be 70ft/pi or 70/3.14 which is 22.29 ft.

Whatever the size of mulch bed, just do what the other guys suggested tie a string off and walk around the bed.
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Old 08-18-2004, 10:19 AM
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Thanks for the ideas. Much simpler that measuring different points. I especially like the string tied around the tree. Duh???
Why didn't I think of that?? Thanks again guys..
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