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Unwanted Maple Tree

Posted by petpalikali WI-Z4 (My Page) on
Wed, Aug 29, 12 at 12:30

Hey all, I bought a house last year, huge yard to garden in...yay me! Anyway, I first looked at it in the dead of winter, and purchased it in early Spring. When I moved in August 1st I realized there were three giant maple trees, one shading out my Plum and Apple trees. I'm on a disability fixed income and can't afford to have cut down. Is there a safe way to kill the tree? Or, does anyone know someone in the Green Bay area who can cut it down for firewood or really, really cheap?

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RE: Unwanted Maple Tree

you could try girdling, taking an axe and chipping a thin ring around the trunk, severing the top of the tree from the roots by cutting into the cambien layer.

once dead, you'll still need to cut it down, a storm or some strong winds will eventually knock it over and maybe take down a power line or onto a car or into the roof, etc.

RE: Unwanted Maple Tree

You could try posting on Craig's List but be careful who you let cut it down...especially if it's where it can do some damage, oh, say, to a power line or onto a car or into the roof, etc.


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