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Here is our new 9ft, pre-lighted, fake tree. Got it from Costco (PriceClub) for $199.99. Very full and easy to deal with. Smaller than we usually do, but this works well in the sunroom.

I showed you mine... now show me yours

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I would show it to you, but we aren't going to have one this year. We are going to be riding the roads towards California and up into Montana again. We are going to have Christmas early for the Grandkids. Boy, this retirement life is getting me down.
 

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Well Merlin ya ll have a safe trip and enjoy the time with the grandkids and have a Very Merry Christmas.

I broke my camera last week when i drop it and its in the shop:duh: but if i get it back before Christmas i will post a picture.
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Just started working on ours tonight. First christmas in the new house, and don;t quite know where to put it yet. Will post when it's done.
 

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Here's a pic of my trees.angel :clown:

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We don't decorate them, but I spend more time with these than the other type!!:lmao:
 

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After 20 years it was time to retire the old tree we bought when we moved into our home and get a new one, Came from Home Depot 149.99 7.5 foot, 2800+ points, pre-lit with 1000 clear lights.

<img src="http://www.peanutsplace.com/mgm/03xmas/new_tree2.jpg"> <br><p>

We then took the old 20 year old 6 footer and set it out side with out its stand and with a new set of outdoor function lights and the Santa from Wally world and lit candy canes from the dollar store in the area, the picture is no where as crisp and bright as it is with the eye.

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Originally posted by Merlin
On second thought, can we spend Christmas with you parts man?:)
Merlin, drop by any time buddy!!:cheers:


Ingersoll, that's a "FARMI" logging winch. It is used for hauling trees out of the woods whole length. It has 125 feet of cable (when new), and is rated for 7700 lbs of pull. The bottom is a small blade that can be used to move rocks and dig out small stumps. It's good fun!!:driving:
The tractor is 38.4 HP and I can pull 5 16 inch softwood trees, and have pulled up to 13 smaller trees.
 

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parts man

My trees look a good bit like yours. I don't decorate them either. There's not even any snow on mine yet. I get to look at them every day of the year. Every morning I wake up in an upright position is Christmas........
 

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Big dead pine on right of garage. Anyone want to cut it down for me?

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Hey slipshod

Here is another job for you.:thumbsup:
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Originally posted by tisenberg
You got a GT... pull it over.
might want to include a liability waiver there, Tuba ---- nothing good can come from that bit of advice -- HAHAHAHA :D :D :D

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Here's a pic of what you can do with the winch on the back of the tractor.


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That is a load of pine logs on our truck. They came from 3 trees, there are 9 logs, 3, 10 footers, and 6, 12 footers. The load was 1440 BFM. I had to yard them 1 at a time!!
 

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Aundy, if he does it, or at least tries it... I think we will all get a laugh.

Later,
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Well we quite using artifical or real trees years ago. Now all we use is a small 30" ceramic tree that the wife made. It suits our purpose well, no kids around, just the fur babies to deal with. before that we always used to cut a cedar or a Virginia Pine off the property or a freinds property. Had an artifical type one time but it was more of a pain to dealwith assemblying and storing etc, so out it went.

As to taking down large dead pines. I removed two (80 footers) from in front of my house a while back. They were dead, and should have been removed long before they actually became to hazzardous to climb or get around. Only real safe way was with a crane. Could not afford a crane so I strung a suspension line for me to hang off of, between some other taller trees, and felled these two pines that way. Just the vibration of the saw in the trees would cause limbs to fall. I just went out off the suspension line, and took em down a couple of feet at a time. I had tried to put a rope around one and pull it with the tractor but I have sandy soil and had problems with spinning up the grass and sand, and in the end only succeded in knocking off brances and snapping the top out. There was still some meat in the main trunk that was too much for my tractor and truck to overcome. Once the suspension line was strung up in the trees, it was a quick job to cut and drop sections. I don;'t like fooling around with dead trees. I really enjoyed removing those trees like that, and sure wished my old body would allow me to climb like I used to. I usually stay on the ground anymore, and leave climbing to the younger folks.
 

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Chip maker, those dead trees are a real hazard, there's a reason woodsmen call em "widow makers". The suspension line sounds like a good idea!:thumbsup: I've had a few dead limbs come pretty close over the years. Gotta keep yer head up.

Here's a pic of some of the savage wildlife at our woodlot.

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The Tree,The Wife,The Dogs

This is a Blue Spruce I cut on my farm in the hills of Nopoli ,New York.There must be 10,000 spruce of all different species on this farm. The older man I bought the place off of was an arborist,and he planted trees of every variety that will grow in Western New York. A lot of these trees are around 40-50 years old now and starting to get some size.The pine trees are seeding themselves and I have pines from sprouts to huge.
What amazes me is I have owned this place for 4 years and I still find trees that I have to work to Identify.Something that bothers me,A representitive who claimed to be from from a logging company came on my propertyand put ribbons on some of my trees. One of my neighbors called my about it or I might not have found out until I was robbed.The guy said he was just "tagging" a few trees, (about 140) to give me a price on them. Guess what?The police took a report only because I insisted.In a 50 mile radius of my farm several thousand trees have been stolen from little used land.This happened last year and well don't you know the police are now interested in this guy.It seems the Identity he gave was false,go figure.
 

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