I took away most of the trunk and main branches about 2 tons I think. The Cost about £650. They had to cut the tree down bit by bit max 5 foot section as house and shed and oil tank close by plus our dividing wall.
Son in Law had to have one tree cut down 6 weeks ago, it was enough to fill his big 3 ton trailer twice over,cost again £ 600. He saved by doing the cutting up to transportable sizes himself.
I at 4 pm today replaced the cutting chains on both our chainsaws as past the point where a file will sharpen the teeth.
He gets replacement chains from the USA at a vastly reduced price from U.K. purchase. The last one I bought at the local Husky dealer was going to cost me £40 but managed to get 20% off.
I think we are going to have to buy a sharpening machine as we have about 10 plus used chains to sharpen. Go to a tool place and each one will cost between £6 & £10 depending on size.
A lot of tree felling going on around here, Roots giving way, trees now getting too tall or the spread is cutting out the light. Some due to new building or extensions going on.
Before I started on the chainsaws I had a walk down our woods to see a tree that the son in law pointed out.
Thatís going to be a hard job as 30Ē dia. and tall and will have to be dropped across the beck to avoid a table tennis building in another property. A wet feet job and very very hard to retrieve. May have to cut up into very small bits to get across the Beck to bring to the wood pile. Thatís next summers job and 5 days work at least.
As I walked back but off the normal path I spotted a fallen tree hidden by bushes. It going to have to be cut up soon as it is part blocking the beckís flow. That one is going to be tricky.
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