Blog post: Just thinking.... 10-07-2016: Trimming the cedar trees

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Name: Annie
Waynesboro, PA (Zone 6a)
Cat Lover Keeper of Poultry
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LysmachiaMoon
Oct 9, 2016 5:19 PM CST
I just really hope you don't get too close to those power lines....Zfft! Bing! Pfft! and Larry glows in the dark until November. Rolling on the floor laughing Think what a great Jack O Lantern you'd make!
The end is nothing, the journey is all.
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
Region: Alabama Composter Garden Photography Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Identifier Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Seedfork
Oct 10, 2016 10:00 AM CST
I cut three more this morning, so far so good! The wind picked up from the wrong direction so I decided to call it a day.
Name: Annie
Waynesboro, PA (Zone 6a)
Cat Lover Keeper of Poultry
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LysmachiaMoon
Oct 17, 2016 5:24 PM CST
Wise man. Be careful. I learned from sad experience how hard it is to get a tree to fall exactly where you want it. My wire arbor is still leaning a little sideways....
The end is nothing, the journey is all.
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
Region: Alabama Composter Garden Photography Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Identifier Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Seedfork
Oct 17, 2016 7:05 PM CST
Well, I am still here and all the cedars that were up in the wires are gone. With only three trees left (by far the biggest and most dangerous being one was growing into the transformer) the power company called and said they would send a man out to look at the remaining trees. They said he might just lower the line and let me cut the trees or he might decided to top them out himself. I met him at nine in the morning, one man with a bucket truck. He looked at the trees and decided because of all the lines involved it would be much better for him to top out the trees from up in his bucket. He had a sawz all type saw, and it worked pretty well on the really small stuff, but he broke several blades and went through three batteries. I had destroyed my bar and chain, and was not able to get a replacement in time, but the chain saw dealer let me borrow (really nice man) a battery powered chain saw, when he realized he was not going to be able to get me a bar and chain in time for me to be there with it when the power company arrived. I had used it to finish up three trees before the power company man arrived. I told him he was welcome to use the saw and that it had really impressed me with its cutting ability. He agreed to try it and he liked it so well when he finished cutting the tops out, he continued cutting with it until the three trees were cut way down,. I finished cutting those three trees down the rest of the way and trimmed up everything and finished just as the battery was dying. I did appreciate the borrowed saw. I do have a new bar and chain on order, but they got the wrong one the first time, now they have discovered they can't get the right bar, so I am hoping to be able to make some changes and switch over to a more readily available bar and chain.
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Name: Annie
Waynesboro, PA (Zone 6a)
Cat Lover Keeper of Poultry
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LysmachiaMoon
Oct 18, 2016 8:43 AM CST
RE: Battery powered chainsaw. I am really interested in this. What brand do you recommend? I could use something with enough power to do moderate/light cutting (not felling big trees, just removing limbs, etc.) and a gas powered saw really is too hard for me to use (*giggle twirls hair, I'm just a little old girl.. Green Grin! .). I have so much trouble getting it running and keeping it tuned etc. the time it takes is too much considering how little I use a saw. What does something like that cost? Website? Thanks Larry! You my go to guy!
The end is nothing, the journey is all.
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
Region: Alabama Composter Garden Photography Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Identifier Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Seedfork
Oct 18, 2016 9:41 AM CST
The saw was a Husqvarna, and it was great to use. But, like all Husqvarna products it is expensive.From what little I saw on the web they must make at least two models, they appear to look the same and the only real difference I see is the battery amperage! I am not sure which amperage battery the chainsaw I borrowed took, but being that dealer is mostly for professional lawn and landscapers and due to how well it cut and the amount of use I got out of the one I borrowed, I would strongly suspect it was the 4.2 amp.
These are just two of the sites I pulled up on a quick search. One thing to consider is that some dealers will not service products they do not sell, just keep that in mind and ask when checking around.
It might be possible a dealer would let you try the cheaper version and see how it did before buying, the one I borrowed was a demo.
I think this is the cheaper battery version (not sure it comes with the charger)
https://www.vminnovations.com/Product_82410/Husqvarna-36-Vol...
rd=gpf_82410&gclid=CLKj8fjT5M8CFQ6BaQodUtQJtw
This should be the 4.2 amp higher priced version it should come with the saw the battery and the charger. The charger is rather large and you can hear a little motor kick in sometimes.
https://www.vminnovations.com/Product_82473/Husqvarna-36V-Ch...
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Name: Annie
Waynesboro, PA (Zone 6a)
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LysmachiaMoon
Oct 21, 2016 5:22 PM CST
Thanks Larry! Helpful as always. I'm going to check this out and I'll let you know if I decide on anything.
The end is nothing, the journey is all.

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