In the process of removing four hawthorn trees on Elizabeth in Bellingham WA, DigLyndenTree Service.
These trees are nasty. One big thorn-bush that has grown into a 30′ tree, times four. Ram Construction is working up the road and had one of their giant signs tied to one of the trees. Moved it into the middle of the road and dropped the tree. I wasn’t on the job for 15 minutes when I must have backed into a one inch spike. I have a sense when I am bleeding, usually right. Right again. I pulled up my pant leg and the blood was deep red. That thorn probably went half-inch into my calf. I was concerned about the toxicity of the tree but decided to put some rubbing alcohol on it, a bandage and duck tape around my calf. It was sore for a couple of days but seems to be healed up.
Got jabbed and poked all day by these thorny trees. Tried a couple different ways to get them into the chipper. First I dropped branches and carefully put them in a pile to chip. The next tree I dropped from the base and let the tree hit the road whole. Then I took large branches and put them into the chipper. Liked that way better. Fighting the thorns took a lot of extra effort. Had one more, but needed to get home early so put off the rest of the job till tomorrow. Heading over to another job I am working on in the morning, lowering a hedge of laurels. It’s not huge but probably still around 10′ high and 30′ long. John has some other work we’ll be finishing up and then heading down to Bellingham WA to finish the tree service we started Friday.
Also taking out a corkscrew willow in my friend Josh’s, front yard. Like to bring these home in big pieces and re-plant them. It’s a little one but going to be a nice starter. Saw a tiny one at Lowes for $25.00.
Busy, busy, busy, doing an acre clearing this month. Be around 100 trees up in Everson. Cedar and alder trees. The value of market timber keeps creeping back up.
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