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    Tree is gone

    A neighbors city tree was removed because roots were growing into his sewer line. This was an ash tree and really big. The city crew worked unbelievably fast. They dropped, cut up, and loaded this in less than 1 hour. They did not limb it, just dropped it accurately in the street. Gone and it's no more.

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    I talked with the crew they were saying that they are removing up to 10 tress a day. Most due to stress from our water shortage, but not this one. I ask about obtaining wood for milling, but no the they don't do that, they chip them up.

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    Breaks my heart to hear about or see beautiful wood getting chipped. What a waste of a natural resource. In the least - it could be firewood, heat a house, save oil. What a shame.

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    It's a shame the wood can't be milled. Must be liability or disease issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Calver View Post
    It's a shame the wood can't be milled. Must be liability or disease issues.
    I agree, and I'm betting it's the liability risk. Our society has become so litigious, a city (or any other entity with deep pockets) has to be very cautious about things like that. My wife worked for a law firm for 23 years that represents State Farm insurance, and it was amazing (sad, really) what some people will file lawsuits about.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    it was amazing (sad, really) what some people will file lawsuits about.
    Mumble mumble subrogation mumble mumble (the mumbles clearly elucidate my lack of detailed knowledge ).. its as often as not the insurance companies not the people themselves although the person is usually listed as a claimant in the suit.

    It is a shame though. On the plus side it looks like the trunk split in the middle and might have been a bit rotten in the center anyway... I choose to believe that because its comforting

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    Bummer. If they are chipping them up, they may at least be recycling it as mulch.
    Darren

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    Darren, yes the city does give the chips to use for mulch and ground cover. The chips are big, maybe 3-5 inches long and 1 in. length. There is also compost available, made from the leaf pick up. There's a small charge for that. I don't know why they won't give wood for milling, likely it is liability.

    Bill

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    The tree is gone
    The tree is gone away
    The tree is gone sadly
    The tree is gone away
    You know you done it wrong city
    And you'll be sorry someday

    The tree is gone
    It's gone away from me
    The tree is gone sadly
    The tree is gone away from me
    Although, I'll still live on
    But so lonely I'll be

    The tree is gone
    It's gone away for good
    The tree is gone sadly
    It's gone away for good
    Someday the the wood will be in my shed maybe
    Just like I know a good tree should

    You know wood's free, free now baby
    wood's free for a spell
    Oh wood's free, free, free now
    Wood's free for a spell
    And now that it's all over
    All I can do is wish it well

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    Well done there Ryan pity we have not seen Bill Lantry around for a while he could critique your poem for u.

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    cheers

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    Feel free so sing along..



    This is something that happens often enough around our house that loml doesn't even roll her eyes anymore.. She was somewhat less than impressed earlier when I started singing:
    "On a plate of meat loaf baby
    don't you know that I luh-uv you hooo!"
    to inagaddadavida (we're having meat loaf for dinner).

    This was followed by a rousing rendition of:
    "My meatloaf lies over the ocean
    My meatloaf lies over the seeeaaa
    My meatloaf lies over the the ocean
    so bring back
    bring back
    bring back my meatloaf to me
    to meeeee"

    If you can get those out of your head you're a stronger person than I am

    Vaughn, you're welcome to use these at your next show but when they become gold hits I want songwriters credits

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