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Question DetailsAsked on 9/28/2017

Looking for tree removal in exchange for wood. I'm disabled and can't afford the big bucks.

We are in dire need of these trees removed but can't afford to pay what these companies are wanting. These trees are water oaks and oaks and the Hurricane Irma already brought one down on our double wide. Fema wont remove them and neither will the county. I could do a payment plan if needed but would also give the wood. I believe there is more than 5.

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You can find a lot of previous similar questions in the Lawn & Garden - Tree Service link, under Browse Projects at lower left - addressing cost and liability issues regarding this.
My recommendation - even if you use a Firewood vendor (your Search the List category) to cut up and remove the wood (though they will generally not do debris cleanup - just take the usable size wood) be sure they are insured, and my recommendation is to have a Tree Service do the actual felling if there is anything (vehicles, structures, utilities, etc) within possible damage range, to be on the safe side. I have seen way too many cases of people off Craigslist, friends, firewood contractors, etc felling trees for "free" for people only to take out utility lines, fell it on top of the house or car, etc. Also - if you are not paying them for this (at least a nominal amount) their business insurance (if they have any) may not even cover you for damages - it commonly only covers "jobs" they are being paid for, not "gift" removal. Having at least a nominal payment forthe removal makes it a contractual situation and can give you more protection against boo-boos.

Answered 2 years ago by LCD

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