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Sunday, October 21, 2012

Remove the Sweet Gum Tree

 Eight years ago, we transplanted what we thought was a Maple tree next to our deck.  Two years ago, it produced Sweet Gum seed pods.  That's when I realized I choose the wrong tree and with it now over 40 feet tall it was time to go.  Here is the tree before I attacked it with the chain saw.  I cut it leaving about 6 feet of the trunk.  The next step was to dig a circle about a foot deep around the trunk cutting the roots to that level.  Finally hook a chain to the pickup truck and pull the tree over and drag out the root ball. 


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