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    I have 2 young very healthy sycamores to remove coming up. Anything special to watch out for? It?ll be my first time dealing with one aloft.



    First one has a 10x15 drop zone.



    The 2nd is pretty much out in the open.
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    The wood is heavier than it looks. Hinges very nicely. Your cuts will want to peel if you're not careful, use your undercuts profusely. Many people are allergic to the sawdust.
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    They're slick as snot when wet and the wood is heavier than it looks. Get it done before the buds break.
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    Luckily I don?t think I?m allergic. We saw a lot of it in the mill. Pretty stuff rift and quarter sawn.

    I know all to well about them being slick. Busted my tail once taking a short cut across some logs while it was raining.
    Poplar in the early summer when he sap is up and the bark falls off the logs is by far the worst. Couldn?t tell you how many times myself and others have takin a spill on that stuff.
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    Also thin bark and dense wood. Make sure your spurs are sharp and be mindful of getting a good bite when you spur in.
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    With that slick bark I prefer to put my RB up high with a marl close to my rigging point on the piece being rigged. Never lost one yet that way and I’m not about to do it differently. And yes it’s heavy dense wood. With the trees not in bloom yet you’ll be ok. They actually get a fibrous growth on the bottom of the leaves (plus those damn seed pods) that are almost fiberglass like. There is a fancy name for them which escapes me at the moment. Have fun,chip it up, collect the check! Clean your chipper air filter afterwards because even in winter there seems to be those hairs on embedded in the bark
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    Set your spikes well before trusting your purchase. Be glad there aren't leaves
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    Thanks for the input!

    What do you guys think about these roots.
    Customer wants them gone but I told him it would be very expensive. He owns a big construction company. I told him it would be cheaper if his crew could dig them up. And just have the stump ground



    Both trees are this way
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    Bring in some dirt and mulch.

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    My stump guy would skim the surface roots with the stump grinder. Doesn't take that much longer and he doesn't charge me much extra.
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