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Old 01-28-2014, 04:05 PM
 
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Hey everyone. We're doing some work in our yard, and have chopped down about 3 -4 smaller, yet still sizable cedar trees. The people doing the work cut them down, but have left them for me to clean up (that's because I was cheap...sigh).

I thought I'd be able to clear them out myself - but I'm realizing that's a pretty monumental task.

I know Davidson County does the quarterly routes where they pick up tree limbs, but I was wondering if anyone knew of a service/company that would come and just remove them for me when I needed them removed?

I'd burn them like we used to do when I was young living in Wilson County - but I think my HOA would frown upon that. Suggestions? And no, the company that chopped them down is not an option - they're a hardscaping company, and charge 3 times as much for that kind of thing.
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Old 01-28-2014, 04:13 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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What part of the city?
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Old 01-28-2014, 04:34 PM
 
Location: Franklin, TN
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Williamson County picks them up every week . . any chance you can drag them to a good friend in WC???

Here's the link to the pick up schedule for Davidson. Maybe you haven't missed the winter pick up yet? You can click on the link to take you to the schedule. . . .

http://www.nashville.gov/Public-Work...ollection.aspx
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Old 01-28-2014, 06:14 PM
 
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I'm in the southernmost tip of area 6! We missed the last pick up and they don't come around again until mid march.
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Old 01-28-2014, 06:22 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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I don't think I can help then. My lawn people will do that sort of stuff when they're not mowing; I've had then cut branches and haul them away and that sort of thing. They're reasonable, but I doubt whether they would go that far.

A dumpster rental to throw the stuff into would be about $250.
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Old 01-28-2014, 08:10 PM
 
Location: Franklin, TN
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Call the people who did the work in the first place and ask them how much it will cost for them to pick up the carnage.
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Old 01-28-2014, 08:45 PM
 
Location: Brentwood, Tennessee
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Call the people who did the work in the first place and ask them how much it will cost for them to pick up the carnage.
I agree. That's a bunch of BS that they did not include clean-up.

In Brentwood the chipper truck comes around once a month, but they don't take stuff left by professional tree trimmers.
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Old 01-28-2014, 10:58 PM
 
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You have to understand what's going on -

I'm having a retaining wall put in. There are some woods as part of my back yard. There were 3 dead cedar trees. I asked if they would cut them down before they put the wall in. He said he could include the tree cutting in the price of the job - but cutting them up and hauling them away would cost extra. Its not what they do - they do hardscaping/walls/pavers. He said he would have to charge by the hour for labor, and since this wasn't something his guys were well versed in - it would take them longer to do than someone else. He basically told me "Yeah, I can do it, but it would be a lot cheaper to get someone else to do it..." Which I appreciated.

I might call him back and ask.
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Old 01-28-2014, 11:09 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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I've had some trees removed by Quality Tree Surgery. I would gladly recommend them for that. Still, an actual tree removal company is probably going to charge more than you're willing to pay. You might call them and get an estimate. I have a name if you need it (I'd have to find the business card)--the guy was great to work with when I used them. Do you need stumps ground down as well?

Cedar trees (actually junipers) are used for some things (dog beds, cedar chests, cedar balls, etc.). If they were big enough someone might be willing to take them away. It might some effort to find somebody like that though.

I'll call my lawn people tomorrow and see if they would go to your area (they mostly do work on the west side of Nashville). They are friends, so if they don't want the job they might be able to recommend someone who would.
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Old 01-30-2014, 07:17 AM
 
Location: Sango, TN
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I think I would just have a series of small back yard fires.

Jmo
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