hello, I would like to tell my story, I do lawn work as well as tree work, I started tree work 20 years ago as a utility line clearance trimmer and held that job until 1/7/07 when we were all laid off. after that I decided no more working for someone else so I bought a used mower from a friend that is in the business, a small trailer from Lowe's, got my insurance and such and started advertising on craiglist for lawn & tree care, I now have 15 regular clients and get tree work to do every now and then. My equipment consist of 1977 Chevy truck, 6 1/2 x 12 trailer, 1985 1 ton dump truck, wood chuck 12" capacity brush chipper, bobcat 48 gear drive walk behind, bobcat 36 walk behind, craftsman 21" self propelled rear bagger, echo hc-150 hedge trimmers, echo srm 230 trimmer, ryobi edger, echo 413 back pack blower, john deere back pack, little wonder push blower, leaf vac/truck loader, craftsman push leaf/lawn vac/chipper, craftsman 38" cut rider fitted with a leaf vac system, stihl ht75 pole saw and several chainsaws and ropes and gear for doing tree work and other small hand tools. I've been at this for 2 years now and this year was better then last, I only advertise on craigslist and haven't even thought of doing commercial yet but it's coming. well, that's my story and I'm sticking to it.