Do you want to make INSANE amounts of cash this winter?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Barkleymut, Sep 27, 2003.

  1. Barkleymut

    Barkleymut LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Since the national news is no longer covering our area I'm sure no one will believe me. Richmond Virginia was damaged so severely during the recent hurricane that I have talked to several professional arborists from Georgia and Texas who have already rented a house for the next 6 months because of the amount of work here. Most trees are a total loss, the problem was that we have had such a wet year and then 60-70 mph winds just ripped the entire root ball away. So, if you have real experience dealing with this, there is an absolute gold mine waiting for you here. I am sure that there are over a quarter million large trees that need to be cut down. I know that sounds like a large # but some of the neighborhoods look just like a jungle. Our power company has replaced over 6000 telephone poles. Think about that 6000. This city has over 1 million people living here and everyone knows someone who has lost a car or home to a tree. So pack up the tractor and a few saws and come on down.

    This is the road leading to my storage unit :dizzy: Over 50 large oaks in the way.

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  2. Barkleymut

    Barkleymut LawnSite Bronze Member
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    this was the problem, this rootball is 6 ft tall. Other than a tractor or stump grinder how do I get this out or push it back down??

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  3. Barkleymut

    Barkleymut LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Some neighborhoods still don't have power, wonder why?

    VA power still doesn't even have a time frame for getting the power back on. I ONLY lost mine for 7 days and 6 nights, not too easy when you have a 3 year old and a 10 month old. My poor wife

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  4. Barkleymut

    Barkleymut LawnSite Bronze Member
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  5. GarPA

    GarPA LawnSite Silver Member
    from PA
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    Barkley...is there a lot of widespread damage to homes and businesses?? We dont get a sense of things from the news here
     
  6. AltaLawnCare

    AltaLawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
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    Andy,
    Sorry to hear you all were so hard hit. I only lost power for a day, and most of the clean up is already finished here.

    That looks like a lot of work.

    Hope you and your family made it through all right.
     
  7. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
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    I am glad that I don't live by any hurricane weather possibilities
     
  8. CamLand

    CamLand LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,300

    but we do live by ice storm possibilities,and those can be quite devastating...
     
  9. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
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    that is true, I love to deal with black ice
     
  10. dmk395

    dmk395 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Ma
    Posts: 1,003

    Barkley,
    Do you have work lined up? Are u hiring? We are idle in winter
     

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