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mark
27-07-2009, 11:55 PM
I will be available to remove trees blown down by the storm this week. I'm just a man with a chainsaw, a truck, some PPE, and no real job.

Send me a PM if you've got a tree that needs to be chopped up and hauled away. It won't be free because I've got to pay for chainsaw oil, gas, and trips to the eco station to dump it. After that, pay whatever you can for my labour. My main concern is getting these trees cleaned up!

Send me a PM, reply to this thread, or gimme a call on my cell: 780-298-6590

cheeers,
mark

mark
27-07-2009, 11:57 PM
alternatively, if anyone know where I could dump sawed logs for free.... please tell.

etownboarder
28-07-2009, 09:33 AM
The city has set up bins for trees and stuff like that... there's a thread here somewhere: http://www.connect2edmonton.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=13726&highlight=storm


The bins are located at the Woodcroft Community Centre at 139th Street and 114th Avenue, the Lauderdale-Onion park at 129th Avenue and 109th Street, the Valley Zoo, the Argyll Velodrome at 69th Avenue and 88th Street, the Beverly Heights Community Hall at 111th Avenue and 42nd Street and at the Highlands School at 114th Avenue and 61st Street.

The bins are only for trees and branches.

clazyguy
28-07-2009, 10:07 AM
Can Mark get any chance to be hired temporarily by the city, for removing the downed trees in park? I saw quite a few big trees downed in Emily Murphy Park.

etownboarder
28-07-2009, 10:20 AM
I don't think the city's union would allow that.

Blueline
28-07-2009, 12:43 PM
more likely a liability issue than union
Good on you Mark !

highlander
28-07-2009, 12:51 PM
alternatively, if anyone know where I could dump sawed logs for free.... please tell.

Start a 'cheap firewood' thread.

etownboarder
28-07-2009, 12:54 PM
The city is encouraging people not to stock up wood to use as firewood... something to do with bugs, dutch elm disease, something like that.

Scarma
28-07-2009, 06:06 PM
The city is encouraging people not to stock up wood to use as firewood... something to do with bugs, dutch elm disease, something like that.

Dutch Elm Disease - absolutely.

"It is a violation to store elm firewood or to transport any part of an elm unless it is to a disposal site, prune an infected elm tree, or to prune between April 1 and September 30 in any year."

http://www.edmonton.ca/bylaws_licences/bylaws/elm-tree-trimming.aspx

Edmonton has one of the largest urban stands of elm trees in the world, I believe, thanks to these regulations.

etownboarder
28-07-2009, 06:36 PM
Except that half the trees have died out this summer... driving down the streets and seeing the number of dead trees is extremely disheartening.

RTA
28-07-2009, 06:41 PM
^ Where do you see this? I haven't seen any noticeable number of dead trees in the areas I frequent.

etownboarder
28-07-2009, 10:57 PM
Check out 99 Street south of Whyte, I would say about 1/3 of the trees are dead. Either in the median, or along the curbs. Downtown there are a bunch of dead trees too, especially along 104 Avenue and also on 124 Street. There are a bunch along 101 Street too. Tons of dead trees unfortunately.