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Old 02-09-2006, 08:33 PM
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You have got to be kidding me????

I just heard today that the wonderful state of NJ is adding some more rules. This may just be hear say, but in NJ anything is possible.

1. Heard that they are going to require an additional lic. permit to plant anything (flowers, shrubs etc.). I asked the guy if it was the same thing as the Home Improvement Reg# that we are now required to have, and he said that this is something different.

2. Also heard that they are working on passing a statute that would require anyone that does tree work to have a four year college degree.

Again, I am not sure if these things are true, but anything is possible with NJ.
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Old 02-09-2006, 08:52 PM
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Old 02-09-2006, 08:59 PM
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It takes a 4 year college degree to learn how to properly cut a tree down??? That is news to me!!! I would think you would learn that out in the field or at a vocational technical school cirricumlem. Just my $.02!
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Old 02-09-2006, 10:27 PM
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So what about the old man who has been in the tree business for 40 years?
He's not gonna go to school! Nor would his son if he's 40yrs old and been doin it for 20yrs. That's BS. They need to rethink that one.

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Old 02-09-2006, 10:51 PM
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Playing devils advocate...

I'm willing to bet a bunch of people don't realize in Union county, specifically Rahway, there is the long horn beetle infestation that is devasting the trees in the city. There are sections of rahway they have been working on to control the spreed of this problem...even though it has now been found in hunterdon and somerset counties now.

When doing any type of tree work you should be taking precautions to quarantine this pest. Just my two cents...
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Old 02-09-2006, 11:09 PM
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Take a few minutes tomorrow and phone your "State" legislators...both Representative and Senator. They will be able to give you the straight dope on what's going on.

Sounds like you talking about "pending" legislation. Ask 'em if there will be testing required as a part of this, Or are they just wanting more cash. Ask who is going to be responsible for enforcement.

If they can't give you answers while on the phone, find out what day you can call them back and get the answers.

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Old 02-10-2006, 08:38 AM
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after living here for 51 years, nothing surprises me in the least bit
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Old 02-10-2006, 08:44 AM
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you have all these laws and we keep sending them back to the statehouse every year so they figure they have to do something no matter how screwed up it is.
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Old 02-10-2006, 11:18 AM
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I dont know how you guys live in that state.....Did that law pass that now does not allow a child to bring cupcakes/cake for a birthday party in a public school because of the high sugar content????

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Old 02-10-2006, 12:45 PM
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