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    Default The "Back Woods Boys" remove my willow tree

    I "had" this large willow tree, between the road and my power lines to the house, which I thought, I'd prefer to have gone.

    I didn't want to climb it, I didn't want to clean up the mess and I didn't want to try to burn it, after it was down. So, I called the pros. Done deal!

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjceidyHE_w]Back Woods Boys (Ron Thomas, Jr.) Takes down my Willow Tree - YouTube[/ame]
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    Nice job climbing and cutting. What did they do with the huge trunk sections?
    "I don't do landscaping... I do battle with vegetation"

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    Default Re: The "Back Woods Boys" remove my willow tree

    From what I've heard, willow isn't much good for burning. But, they hauled them to some guy with 5 large greenhouses, to burn in his greenhouse wood burners. They hauled about 2-1/2 loads of logs to him.
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    Default Re: The "Back Woods Boys" remove my willow tree

    cool video. These guys amaze me. I have a little issue with heights so to see them up there just makes me shake my head.... I have an oak with 2 huge limbs hanging over my barn. I need to call the pros and get them taken down before winter comes again.


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    Default Re: The "Back Woods Boys" remove my willow tree

    It alway amazes me when I see a pro doing that type of work without saw chaps and a hemet. I would think their insurance company would go nuts. Nice job though.

    MarkV

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    Default Re: The "Back Woods Boys" remove my willow tree

    I recently "did battle" with a tree than wanted to fall on my barn. I used the 20' ladder to put a 3/8" cable on it, then, a 100 feet away, ran the cable thru a snatch block on another tree. Cut it thru as far as I dared, then pulled it down with the Yella Fella. I spent the 500 bucks I saved on beer to run my log splitter this Fall.

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    Default Re: The "Back Woods Boys" remove my willow tree

    Quote Originally Posted by MarkV View Post
    It alway amazes me when I see a pro doing that type of work without saw chaps and a hemet. I would think their insurance company would go nuts. Nice job though.

    MarkV
    Ron worked for one of the "big guys". He told me they always used the safety equipment. I believe, he also told me that they didn't wear the chaps, when climbing. ?

    One other thing, I might mention, ... "Ron was a bull rider!" Can you form a picture?
    "There's gotta be a better way!"

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