stephen lowe wrote:
I don't know the source of the extra energy but I sort of perceived it as your body becoming fully geared up in the fat burning department. There is a noticeable spike in mental energy and clarity that for me borders on a mania
Mike Jay wrote:Woo hoo, more photos! For folks reading this thread, the picture order changed in the first post.
Hi Davis, it's hard to tell from the photos exactly, but I think this is what I'd do. Pluck out the trees with red X's and put the trees/bushes in the blue circle. You could likely extend the blue around the trees to the north depending on how much shade they cast on their own feet.
There might be more trees below and to the right of the camera in attached photo, in which case the blue circle may not come as close to the camera as I drew it...
Bryant RedHawk wrote:Now that I have seen all the photos I have to second Mike Jay's assessment. Good tree folks around where I live tend to top the tall trees first then take them down to the ground.
If you can leave some tallish stumps you could inoculate with mushroom plugs so you would have mushroom crops for several years before the stumps would begin to go away.
Josh Garbo wrote:My property is about the same size and similarly wooded. I was able to remove most of the non-desirable hardwoods with a wedge, sledge, and chainsaw. Then I used the slash to make brush piles and the logs for terracing/firewood. I'd recommend removing the trees away from the house yourself; I can't see your top two pictures at the moment, but I think you only have a few trees near your house?
Mike Jay wrote:Ok, good. My nervous antennae were just perking up on your behalf.
Mike Jay wrote:Hmm, "pulling on it with his F350"... Is he a licensed and insured professional? The guys around here that charge $500 per tree have a winch system on a big truck to pull with. I think I'd get a second quote. Maybe I'm overly nervous though...
William Bronson wrote:Ah, I get it.
I have spent $500.00 on tools for making money.
If I had spent it on my mortgage,it would have helped, a little, but not not in a satisfying way.
I wonder if there is anything you could buy for a like amount that would let you do it yourself .
I don't know anything about the cost of heavy equipment, but that's the calculation I usually make.
For example, I can buy a lot for less than what a PDC costs, so that's what I did .
I'm probably thinking too small, but trimming the trees, growing understory plants and if far enough away from the infrastructure , girdling , are the things I would pursue.
William Bronson wrote:I skimmed this thread, after I saw the price tag.
How much vacant land, how close to the house, could $5000.00 buy?
Got a mortgage?
How much would $5000.00 to the principle lower your monthly bill?
I'm poor, so that seems like a lot of money.
I can't see spending that much on destroying trees to grow others,no matter how useful the new trees might be.