20 June 2016

Trees and Fish

Over the weekend, we shopped for new end tables. The ones we found have dual 120-volt receptacles and two USB ports on each one. I thought that was pretty cool.

Tonight after work, I met with the owner of a local tree-trimming service to discuss the removal of a tree which leans across - and over - the neighbor's fence, at a 45 degree angle. They will take the tree, after securing it to its neighbors, down to a flat stump in the yard, for the low, low price of $500.

Ouch.

We'll be getting a second estimate, of course, but I'm not really surprised by the cost. Things cost a lot, up here.

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Our daughters will be participating in a private fishing expedition next week, so tonight they're trying on hip-waders. It's all new to them, but they'll be with experienced folk, and the boat is normally a charter vessel. But this time, it's a private "friends and family" expedition. They'll be on a river up in the mountains well north of here, and should have a great time.


So now you know where the post title came from. Bet it made you wonder, eh?

12 comments:

Fiona said...

Lower 48 cost to remove said tree....$1000.00. and you may have to be on a waiting list.

Ah fishing...do you freeze a supply of fish for winter?
Your scenery is stunning.

Rev. Paul said...

$1000? That's an eye-opener, and no mistake. Wow!

We'll freeze whatever we have on hand. Halibut, salmon, moose, caribou ... it's been awhile since we had any bear, though.

The header is the Little Matanuska River, up in the moutains near its source. I took the pic in late May or early June, when there was still snowmelt feeding it. Those boulders are six feet in diameter.

ProudHillbilly said...

Hideously exensive to remove a live tree here. The last one I had to take down I at least saved money on having them drop it into the woods and not remove it.

Rev. Paul said...

PH, I had no idea until Fiona (above) mentioned it's twice as much in her area. If I had more land, I'd consider just letting it fall, but the neighbor's privacy fence is in the way.

Ed Bonderenka said...

I'd pay about that much here.

Rev. Paul said...

It's nice to find out we're at the lower end of the spectrum on something, Ed. That's rarely the case with Alaska pricing.

Old NFO said...

550 to remove one in my front yard that was NO threat to anything... sigh... Make sure the girls know how to get OUT of the waders if they need to!

Rev. Paul said...

NFO, seems we're not as badly imposed-upon by pricing in this regard as we thought, so we've been properly schooled now. And yep, we've talked about how to shuck those waders in a hurry, at need.

Sandy said...

Rev. Paul,

$500 bucks to bring down and remove a tree is about what they charge around here. I can understand your wanting to remove it so it's not a hazard to you or your neighbor. You may want to check your local fire fighters to see if they have a landscaping/tree business. We have fire fighters who have such a business, and several who have a moving business. They may quote you a better price.

Rev. Paul said...

Thanks, Sandy, that's a great suggestion.

Chickenmom said...

Make SURE they have insurance!!!! Get a copy of the liability coverage.
If anything bad happens,your homeowner's insurance may not cover any damage!!

Rev. Paul said...

Also a good point, ma'am. Thanks!