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Best way to figure symetric circles in new bed

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by rockandroller, Aug 17, 2004.

  1. rockandroller

    rockandroller LawnSite Member
    Messages: 121

    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.:cool:
  2. dvmcmrhp52

    dvmcmrhp52 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Pa.
    Messages: 4,205

    A piece of string....................
    Just mark off the sod in a number of places around the tree using a length of string...............
  3. KenH

    KenH LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Messages: 1,622

    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.
  4. gvandora

    gvandora LawnSite Member
    Messages: 143

    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.
  5. rockandroller

    rockandroller LawnSite Member
    Messages: 121

    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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