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Re: I bought a new chainsaw and all the trees around me are getting nervous

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You could get a "laubsauger" instead, to suck up the leaves. I bought one last Autumn because it's easier than raking all of them.
Or better get a leaf blower and make them someone else’s problem. Or wait for the Bise!
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Old 10.02.2021, 18:25
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Come down here and I will give you lessons.

Tom
Did you make a documentary about using chainsaws when you lived in the U.S?

It was called something like "The Texas chainsaw massacre..."


Phil - are you sure you want to take up that offer?
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Old 10.02.2021, 18:25
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Re: I bought a new chainsaw and all the trees around me are getting nervous

Mulch as you mow!

https://www.bobvila.com/articles/mulching-leaves/


Save your trees, save your back, save time.



(Not quite as satisfying as using a chainsaw, though...)
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Re: I bought a new chainsaw and all the trees around me are getting nervous

Leave the trees alone, they are awesome. But a chainsaw is always useful around the house:


https://youtu.be/MLPNKQFbc6k?t=1133
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Fellow EFers its time for some tree hugging chez Phil_MCR
Sure, am a little reluctant though as would need to travel the OV all the way to Basel. I anyway double FFP2 mask, but such a long time on the train...
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Did you make a documentary about using chainsaws when you lived in the U.S?

It was called something like "The Texas chainsaw massacre..."


Phil - are you sure you want to take up that offer?
Chili!

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Sure, am a little reluctant though as would need to travel the OV all the way to Basel. I anyway double FFP2 mask, but such a long time on the train...
My chain saws are gender neutral,

Just saying.

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Come down here and I will give you lessons.
That's what she said.
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Re: I bought a new chainsaw and all the trees around me are getting nervous

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I'm eyeing up a tree at the front of the house as a first victim. The tree is OK, I could just leave it there, but it does produce a lot of leaves that I have having to clear up every year. Should I feel guilty about killing a tree because I'm too lazy to pick-up the leaves?
We had to cut down trees that were far too tall and too close to the house. We had to call a firm that specializes in cutting trees in the forest as they had special equipment. None of the trees were protected. A few were weak, some were diseased.

If the trees had been maintained over the years, they would have been kept under control but no one could be bothered to trim them so we inherited what the previous owners neglected.

Do you have a use for the wood? What kind of tree is it? You can do rather creative things with tree trunks so do think carefully about how much of a tree stump you want to leave if at all.
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Re: I bought a new chainsaw and all the trees around me are getting nervous

I've seen a number of chainsaw accidents, not just of noobs. I wouldn't cut a tree, but I am from a place where trees are protected and for every tree down people have to replant one. Besides, Phil - kids love trees, soon they can rake the leaves, swing on a swing or a hammock? Or build a tree house?
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Sounds good. You could also come up here and help out
Do I get to keep the wood?

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Re: I bought a new chainsaw and all the trees around me are getting nervous

I survived the first chainsaw session.

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Do I get to keep the wood?

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I doubt it is worth transporting wood over distances for heating
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I'm eyeing up a tree at the front of the house as a first victim. The tree is OK, I could just leave it there, but it does produce a lot of leaves that I have having to clear up every year. Should I feel guilty about killing a tree because I'm too lazy to pick-up the leaves?
Cutting down a tree that took decades to grow and that pumps out oxygen... just to avoid picking up leaves? Just... no.
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