Saturday, December 28, 2013

I think that I shall never see/something requiring as much work as ALL THESE STUPID TREES.

Did you get all your yardwork done before snow fell? Or are you one of those lucky people on whom snow never really falls? I hope you latter folk know how lucky you are. For the rest of us, snow is here, winter is serious now, and while that means that yardwork is pretty much done for a few months (other than shoveling out from deeper and deeper blizzards), it's not a bad idea to give some thought to the stuff you'll have to do once the snow clears and spring is here. (63 days and counting down as I write this!).

 Once spring gets here, you're going to have dead branches to prune off, probably some trees that didn't make it through the ice storms and snowfalls of the winter, and other work to do to keep your yard looking great and keep it from becoming hazardous.

Take it from a guy who knows, about that last part: a few years back we had a dead tree branch fall and knock out the power to our house, resulting in a dangerous situation AND my having to spend $150 for a hotel room at a place that didn't even offer continental breakfast!

So I keep a bookmark on the Sherrill Tree website. They've got arborist supplies for everyone, from pros to amateurs like me. Chainsaws to cut up fallen logs, eye protection and other safety gear, ropes and riggings for the guys who really do the technical stuff, if it'll help you take care of tree work, they've got it.

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