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Old 05-31-2014, 06:42 AM
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Do I need a trailer to dispose of tree branches?

I recently sold my trailer. I am looking at helping a neighbor with some tree cutting. My question is do I really need to hire a trailer to dispose of tree branches or can I use a van/truck for disposal? Any advice would be helpful
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Old 05-31-2014, 07:03 AM
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You could put them in the bed of a pickup truck.
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You could put them in the bed of a pickup truck.
That or make some good night bon fires
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Old 05-31-2014, 07:49 AM
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Old 05-31-2014, 07:50 AM
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lol.... would you recommend a van?
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Old 06-01-2014, 01:31 AM
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Cut it, stack it and burn it in a personal fire pit while drinking beer and eating s'mores. That's what I do.

We're allowed to burn here but they changed the rules recently and you have to be something like 500 feet from a building if you are burning in bulk such as a large pile of leaves or tree debris. You're supposed to call the state and leave a message when you burn like that. You can burn in a personal fire pit without notice, however so I just burn small bits at a time. It takes a bit longer than just piling it up and burning it all at once but the kids like it and it's a good excuse to sit back and have some beers.

Otherwise, rent a trailer if it's a one time thing. They don't cost much to rent.
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Old 06-01-2014, 04:04 AM
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Cut it, stack it and burn it in a personal fire pit while drinking beer and eating s'mores. That's what I do.

We're allowed to burn here but they changed the rules recently and you have to be something like 500 feet from a building if you are burning in bulk such as a large pile of leaves or tree debris. You're supposed to call the state and leave a message when you burn like that. You can burn in a personal fire pit without notice, however so I just burn small bits at a time. It takes a bit longer than just piling it up and burning it all at once but the kids like it and it's a good excuse to sit back and have some beers.

Otherwise, rent a trailer if it's a one time thing. They don't cost much to rent.
You need to understand that the OP is from Australia where what most Americans would consider normal or full size truck trailer or van, etc. is much different.

Although burning may be permitted in some parts of the US,
Australia has had many wild fire disasters over the last 5 years and burning
may not be permitted. If the OP does not plan on performing this service on a regular basis I would just rent a trailer for the job and include that with the cost
of the job. All the best.
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Old 06-01-2014, 11:33 PM
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Or rent a brush chipper
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Old 06-02-2014, 08:03 AM
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Sorta hard to give you advice from 12,000+ miles away.
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