- Jan 11, 2015
- Western Massachusetts, USA
We have a Siberian Elm in my backyard that split during an ice storm a few years ago. Couldn't afford to get it removed until I talked to a former employee. He also worked for a tree company during college. He offered to take it down for $20 an hour - which is a bargain. He came by yesterday to do it. It is a bigger job than I thought. The tree has to much rot for him to climb to remove the top so I am going to have to find a lift to rent. Not an easy thing to do I am finding out. He did what he could with a ladder but the tree is over 2 stories tall. It was really good to see him again - haven't seen him for about 5 years (since he left the company we both worked for). He also gave me some advice on pruning my apple tree since he worked as an orchard manager after he left the store.