Buh Bye Dead Poison Ivy Tree

@DianneN (53169)
United States
August 22, 2017 11:59am CST
As I left for my daily morning walk earlier this morning, I spotted a caravan of town trucks going by our house along with a huge truck with a cherry picker. We called our town early this summer to have this tall, dead, poison ivy laden tree removed, before it fell over to knock out power in the neighborhood. The state and town own the first three feet of all property. It is all gone now, and best of all it didn't cost us a penny! Next to be removed from our property is a dead tree also leaning towards the power lines. Our electric company will remove that one gratis. I love our tree filled property, but not any dead trees.
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@rebelann (28299)
• El Paso, Texas
22 Aug
I'm so glad poison Ivy doesn't like our desert, I'd hate to come across that icky stuff ..... not that I know much about it except that it causes a rash. Well, given that you pay property taxes you actually did pay them to remove those trees.
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@DianneN (53169)
• United States
22 Aug
I touched poison ivy, as usual, today. I wash my hands three times with blue Dawn detergent and hot water. I even have an unopened bar of special soap. I think I've only had two dots of poison ivy on my hands in my entire life. That, or bug bites Yes, we pay through the nose in property taxes here. It should be free.
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@rebelann (28299)
• El Paso, Texas
22 Aug
Yikes @DianneN I hope that stuff doesn't cause you any harm. Yeah, property tax does tend to be way too high.
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@moffittjc (32147)
• Gainesville, Florida
23 Aug
Did you ask them if you could keep the cut up wood for firewood? Then that would have been free too! haha Oh wait...you don't need firewood! You'll be hanging out with me in Florida!
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@DianneN (53169)
• United States
23 Aug
Lol! You bet! Besides, we converted our huge fireplace to gas las year. It had an oversized opening. It sucked the heat out of the house rather than into it. See you soon! And don't forget!
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@moffittjc (32147)
• Gainesville, Florida
23 Aug
@DianneN I'm packed and ready to go! When are you going to get here? Let's get this party started!
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@DianneN (53169)
• United States
23 Aug
@moffittjc First week of December. Pick us up at the airport! First round on me!
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@just4him (82362)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
22 Aug
That's great it's gone. I think that's a rule for all property. I know it is here. The city owns the curb, everything past the sidewalk, it just falls to us to mow it.
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@DianneN (53169)
• United States
22 Aug
We have no curb or sidewalks here in our little town. Come to think of it, there are none at all. So relieved that tree is gone!
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@just4him (82362)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
23 Aug
@DianneN It's odd there aren't any sidewalks. Do you live in a rural town? I have seen places without sidewalks, but not often. It makes it easy for snow shoveling - oh, you're in Florida for that part. I'm glad the tree is gone too.
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@DianneN (53169)
• United States
23 Aug
@just4him Yes, it's a rural town outside of New Haven. Most of the towns are rural. Thank heaven we are in Florida, although we still have the driveway plowed and have to keep the heat on. That tree was an accident ready to happen!
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@mandala100 (23909)
• Hong Kong
23 Aug
@DianneN That's great to hear my freind and at least any accident or danger will be avoided.
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@mandala100 (23909)
• Hong Kong
23 Aug
@DianneN That's right my friend.
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@amadeo (42383)
• United States
22 Aug
good for you to get this done.
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@DianneN (53169)
• United States
22 Aug
All it took was a phone call or two.
@amadeo (42383)
• United States
23 Aug
@DianneN good for you.fast service.
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@much2say (33092)
• United States
27 Aug
That's a very tall tree! It's good when the you don't have to pick up the tab for taking down a tree . . . it can cost a pretty penny! We have a very alive ash tree - it's one of the two tallest trees on our street. It's great for shading our house, but I do fear it coming down someday . . . but as it does not go into city property, so we are responsible for it. We might shave it down later this year.
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@DianneN (53169)
• United States
28 Aug
We had some ash trees taken down along with about 30 others. They were so close to the house. We still need to take down plenty more, but as you said, it does cost a pretty penny. Then there is the root removal and wood removal and lhuge trucks and noise.... lol
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@much2say (33092)
• United States
29 Aug
@DianneN Ash trees grow like crazy too! My dad was able to cut down a palm tree for us . . . it was too close to the corner of a border wall between us and the neighbor . . . we didn't want the huge heavy palm fronds to fall onto any of our cars. But there's no way he's going to be able to do the ash tree - it's really gigantic. I actually love it, but all our neighbors hate it because the leaves keep blowing into their yards (it's ok - I don't like my neighbors).
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@DianneN (53169)
• United States
30 Aug
@much2say Lol! That is so funny! Yes, the palm fronds can really be heavy. None here, but all over Florida. One fell and almost hit my husband at the pool. Yikes!
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@Tampa_girl7 (21018)
• United States
27 Aug
It always saddens me when a tree has to come down. we have lost a few over the years that we have lived here. Thankfully we have a forest as a backyard.
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@DianneN (53169)
• United States
28 Aug
I fear for my life when they fall. We also have a forest with way too many trees. I prefer my dogwoods and weeping cherry trees. They don't tower over the house.
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@Tampa_girl7 (21018)
• United States
28 Aug
@DianneN I love my Oak and Hickory tree the best
@allknowing (54673)
• India
23 Aug
Our guys here are not as responsive to requests. We too have our trees leaning towards those high tension wires but finally we ourselves have to trim them and that after paying for the job. And there is that peltophorum tree that is growing outside our compound and almost touching those HT wires. We have alerted the authorities but no action yet
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@DianneN (53169)
• United States
23 Aug
Tree trimming is expensive, too. Our electric company is very proactive about trimming trees. They already cut one down for us. I hope they do this other one we have.
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• United States
23 Aug
Be thankful, tree removal is very expensive.
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@DianneN (53169)
• United States
23 Aug
I am thankful. We've had many, many trees cut down and a few select ones that need to be removed as well.
@maezee (24673)
• United States
22 Aug
Glad its getting taken care of!
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@DianneN (53169)
• United States
23 Aug
Thanks! It's long gone and goodbye to it!
@TRBRocks420 (57461)
• Banks, Oregon
22 Aug
Glad to hear it has been gotten rid of.
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@DianneN (53169)
• United States
22 Aug
Thanks! The only greenery on it was that nasty poison ivy! lol
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@Lucky15 (33688)
• Philippines
22 Aug
That might cause an accident if they remove it, glad that they already did :D
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@DianneN (53169)
• United States
22 Aug
You are right. A huge branch could have broken off and hit a car, joggers, or people walking their pets.
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@FayeHazel (8533)
• United States
22 Aug
Oh wow! Good for you! A handy thing that the state and town own that area :-).
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@DianneN (53169)
• United States
22 Aug
We sure lucked out!
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@UncleJoe (7250)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
22 Aug
You are most fortunate. We had a large poplar removed from our back yard last Wed. to the tune of $1800.00.
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@DianneN (53169)
• United States
22 Aug
A few springs ago we had 4 removed for $6000, and another 46 over the years. We still need several taken down.
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• Lakewood, Colorado
22 Aug
Oh this is good news and the fact that these trees will not cost you Dianne.
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@DianneN (53169)
• United States
22 Aug
Yes! Tree removal is so costly!
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@Gillygirl (15232)
• Sutton, England
22 Aug
It's good the tree has been removed. I'm not surprised removal is free as it would be awful if the power was knocked out.
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@DianneN (53169)
• United States
22 Aug
They had to make sure it was on town property a few weeks ago. Thank goodness it was and is gone. They did a nice job, too.
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@BelleStarr (29607)
• Portland, Connecticut
23 Aug
Yes we have loads of trees as well but none of them are threatening the power lines, they are in our far back yard.
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@andriaperry (25877)
• Anniston, Alabama
22 Aug
I agree those are dangerous, prevention is the best.
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• Eugene, Oregon
28 Aug
Sick trees and power lines do not mix at all.