Been doing some research about expanding services in 2003 (expecting another drought) and I have come up with these 2 areas. #1. Tree service. I have 4 tree co's that I use for referrals. Ther are still booked for 4 months into the future. #2. Blacktop sealing. With the tree service, you need a chipper and a bucket truck. Fairly minimal training. You will go through a lot of chains, but other than that, the equipment will far outlast mowing gear. I just paid a guy $20 to seal my apron. He said he set up 5-10 drives in the area recently and made $500 on a sunday. He said he gets a 55 gal drum of the stuff for $55 and makes $500 on it. I wish I had done this in 2002. The bottom line would have been a little sweeter!