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Double Trunked Tulip Poplar Tree Removal

A double trunked Tulip Poplar (Liriodendron tulipifera) that was dangerously leaning toward our house. The two trees were 105 feet tall and 28 inch diameter at the base. The least expensive estimate to remove the trees was $4,000. I volunteered to do the climbing, my neighbor Doug Draper bought the equipment. The tree was on Doug’s property. We had no drop zone and used a zip line to remove the trees in section of roughly 100 to 500 pounds. Doug and Robert Adcock were the ground crew (groundies) and I did the climbing. Top out was at 90 feet and the lower five feet of both trunks were hollow.

 

100% of both trees were recycled as lumber, firewood (outdoor fire pit), fire kindling, seedlings to grow twenty new trees, charcoal to improve the soil in my garden (terra preta and carbon sequestering), and two hollow log plant containers. The trees were replaced by two California Redwoods and one Dawn Redwood.

 

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Taken on January 6, 2006