/ should I worry about this thorny problem? #21
- Aug 31, 2001
- South Bend, Indiana (near)
- Power Trac PT425 2001 Model Year
Might be worth having a tree service just pick em and grind em in place, right into the back of a truck. But, could be expensive.Whether I have then pushed over with a dozer or cut them, those thorns are going to land all over the area when the trees fall. It used to be a small feedlot next to the barn years ago. Dragging them may spread the thorns, but I have to get them out of the way in order to keep this area cut. I'd just have to cut it with maybe my Bachtold brush mower that has solid wheels.
While I could move sections of the trunks with a grapple to mitigate spreading thorns, that means I'd have to rent a tracked loader or hire someone.
How much is it to rent a tracked skid steer with a grapple for a weekend?
You could drop the trees all at once, let them sit until a weekend, and then pick them up and carry them to a permanent location. You'd still have thorns in the original area to be concerned with, but maybe not too many in the transportation corridor.