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Posted: 2/23/2006 6:08:42 PM EDT
I have a couple of view offending trees that need to be removed. Unfortunately, they are on a county rite of way. No way is the county going to let me top them for view enhancement. I could girdle them, but that is to obvious. Is there something that I could put into a 3/4-1" augered hole in the base of the tree that will for sure kill it?

It's too close to the house to nuke it form orbit.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 6:09:51 PM EDT

Originally Posted By HABU:
I have a couple of view offending trees that need to be removed. Unfortunately, they are on a county rite of way. No way is the county going to let me top them for view enhancement. I could girdle them, but that is to obvious. Is there something that I could put into a 3/4-1" augered hole in the base of the tree that will for sure kill it?

It's too close to the house to nuke it form orbit.



tannerite should fit into that hole quite nicely.

Link Posted: 2/23/2006 6:10:18 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/23/2006 6:10:46 PM EDT by roboman]
Dig to the roots and sprinkle a shitload of Triox concentrate on 'em.

Give them a few weeks to die, then offer to remove the remains.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 6:10:27 PM EDT
Nuke it from orbit....

the only way to be sure
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 6:10:33 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 6:10:36 PM EDT
Copper nails in the roots.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 6:12:00 PM EDT
lots of salt.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 6:12:23 PM EDT
Have you asked the county?

If they ain't on your property......hmmmm
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 6:12:51 PM EDT
Fuck that they aren't your trees so leave them alone.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 6:14:08 PM EDT
Chainsaw while wearing a ghillie suit?
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 6:15:02 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/23/2006 6:15:47 PM EDT by schornstinefager]
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 6:15:39 PM EDT
1. buy a cheep/old truck.
2. run to 75 MPH.
3. hit trees.
4. collect insurance.



win/win
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 6:15:52 PM EDT
Gridle them with one of those wire saws... Like the ones they sell for emergancies.. You usually can't see the cut..

everything else takes too long
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 6:15:54 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Zippy_The_Wonderdog:
Chainsaw while wearing a ghillie suit?



+1, I hear if you put a 2 liter bottle on the end it's just like a silencer.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 6:16:57 PM EDT

Originally Posted By OregonShooter:
Fuck that, they aren't your trees so leave them alone.




Originally Posted By OregonShooter:
Fuck that. They aren't your trees so leave them alone.



Punctuation is your friend.
I have considered your advice. I have moved past it now.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 6:17:59 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Sniper_Wolfe:

Originally Posted By Zippy_The_Wonderdog:
Chainsaw while wearing a ghillie suit?



+1, I hear if you put a 2 liter bottle on the end it's just like a silencer.



On the end of a chainsaw?

Rip off piece of bark, drill hole into tree, insert poison, cover with removed piece of bark.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 6:18:30 PM EDT
Just get a couple of your buddies together, cut them down, and clean up your mess all in one day. No one is going to know that you aren't supposed to be taking the trees down and most likely no one will care. Unless there are a lot of other houses around you and people use those trees.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 6:19:40 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Zippy_The_Wonderdog:
Chainsaw while wearing a ghillie suit?



LMAO

The visual made me laugh out loud.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 6:24:24 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 6:25:47 PM EDT
A nice dose of copper sulfate.

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At 3:30 AM of course.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 6:26:37 PM EDT
Not a bad idea. Be obvious. Wear orange road construction vests.


Originally Posted By SWIRE:
Just get a couple of your buddies together, cut them down, and clean up your mess all in one day. No one is going to know that you aren't supposed to be taking the trees down and most likely no one will care. Unless there are a lot of other houses around you and people use those trees.

Link Posted: 2/23/2006 6:29:39 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Zippy_The_Wonderdog:
Chainsaw while wearing a ghillie suit?





Good one!!!!!
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 6:31:11 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/23/2006 6:34:32 PM EDT by twonami]
Someone did what you are thinking for the same exact reason and got caught.
Hefty fines and jail time were part of the package.
Google tree killer
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 6:31:30 PM EDT
Call the county. IME the county is usually pretty good about these kinds of things. They do have a vested interest in the value of properties after all. Also there is usually a community developement center you could call to find info on it. If all else fails you could just top them and pay the fine.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 6:32:50 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/23/2006 6:37:10 PM EDT by HABU]

Originally Posted By Gloftoe:
I'd leave em alone.

Kill trees that don't belong to you? It's people like you that poisoned the Treaty Oak here in Austin. If you do it, I hope they arrest your ass.



Only a small handfull of tree huggers so far? I'm dissapointed.

It's a bummer that someone killed the last tree in Austin. However, around here there are no lack of trees. In fact, trees have been known to cause a lot of damage during wind storms. Something you don't have to worry about in Austin. I have seen the scrub that pass for trees there.

Link Posted: 2/23/2006 6:34:33 PM EDT

Originally Posted By twonami:
Someone did what you are thinking for the same exact reason and got caught.
Hefty fines and jail time were part of the package.



A good friend of mine right down the road with a spectacular view of Seattle came home to find the trees in his back yard topped and there wasn't much other than a fine that he could do to the guy building the house behind him. In the end he said it wasn't worth the hastle.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 6:38:07 PM EDT

Originally Posted By HABU:

Originally Posted By Gloftoe:
I'd leave em alone.

Kill trees that don't belong to you? It's people like you that poisoned the Treaty Oak here in Austin. If you do it, I hope they arrest your ass.



Only a small handfull of tree huggers so far? I'm dissapointed.

It's a bummer that someone killed the last tree in Austin. However, around here there are no lack of trees. In fact, trees have been known to cause a lot of damage during wind storms. Something you don't have to worry about in Austin. I have seen the scrub that pass for trees there.

www.cis.usouthal.edu/~mckinney/TreeOnHouseBigPicture.JPG



I don't think "treehuggers" is the real issue here. You are asking people on this forum to abet you in an act you already know to be illegal as they are not on your property and pretty much stated you "don't think" the county will do anything, yet have not asked to find out.......

How do expect people to react?
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 6:40:55 PM EDT

Originally Posted By bosifus:

Originally Posted By twonami:
Someone did what you are thinking for the same exact reason and got caught.
Hefty fines and jail time were part of the package.



A good friend of mine right down the road with a spectacular view of Seattle came home to find the trees in his back yard topped and there wasn't much other than a fine that he could do to the guy building the house behind him. In the end he said it wasn't worth the hastle.



I suspect that a county could administer much more of a spanking than an individual could.

In the end, I may just let it ride. I don't know yet. It would be nice to have them topped/gone though.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 6:42:14 PM EDT
I've heard that Amazonian tribesmen will wake up just before dawn and go out to trees and scream, yell and curse at the top of their lungs.

The trees would die in a short amount of time. I guess they lose the will to live.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 6:42:32 PM EDT
Try a mating pair of beavers. That should work.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 6:44:09 PM EDT

Originally Posted By bosifus:

Originally Posted By twonami:
Someone did what you are thinking for the same exact reason and got caught.
Hefty fines and jail time were part of the package.



A good friend of mine right down the road with a spectacular view of Seattle came home to find the trees in his back yard topped and there wasn't much other than a fine that he could do to the guy building the house behind him. In the end he said it wasn't worth the hastle.


when the tree huggers find out they can raise a stink.
I don't think theres anything wrong with chopping down trees but only if they are on your property
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 6:44:45 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Bubblehead597:


How do expect people to react?



Just as they have. And the ratios are just as I figured. I'm suprised at the amount or quick responses though.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 6:47:02 PM EDT
Nothing says "stealthy tree killing" like flushing some Tordon into the sewer pipes.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 6:48:03 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 6:52:30 PM EDT
Obtain the following: a steel trashcan, a suitable length of rope, and a large, live beaver.

Place said beaver into trashcan and firmly attach the beaver/trashcan assembly to the tree using the rope. Be sure that the open end of the trashcan is against the base of the tree.

Next, begin to gently apply heat to the trashcan using a torch or small fire depending on the liveliness of the beaver.

The heat should inspire the beaver to escape from the trashcan through the path of least resistance (the unwanted tree). Repeat as necessary.

Tip: Avoid angry, escaping beaver.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 6:56:47 PM EDT
Get yourself a "helper" (accomplice), get two orange hard hats, two orange vests, rent ONE orange truck, get a nice tree murderin' chainsaw and pretend to be a county worker. Leave cut up wood behind (there IS a logic to THAT) for the community to "steal". Drive away... return truck, ditch orange hardhats and vests. Crime complete!
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 6:57:00 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TulaneBME:
Obtain the following: a steel trashcan, a suitable length of rope, and a large, live beaver.

Place said beaver into trashcan and firmly attach the beaver/trashcan assembly to the tree using the rope. Be sure that the open end of the trashcan is against the base of the tree.

Next, begin to gently apply heat to the trashcan using a torch or small fire depending on the liveliness of the beaver.

The heat should inspire the beaver to escape from the trashcan through the path of least resistance (the unwanted tree). Repeat as necessary.

Tip: Avoid angry, escaping beaver.





Not very practical, but you get double bonus points for creativity!
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 6:58:39 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/23/2006 7:04:24 PM EDT by sdwornicki]

Originally Posted By Gloftoe:
Originally Posted By HABU:
Originally Posted By Gloftoe:


And regardless, what you are thinking of doing is illegal. And I hope you end up in prison if you actually do it.

Have a nice day!

\

WOW. Prison time, stuck for a year or more in a cell for cutting down a couple of trees. I can imagine it now:
Brutus Buttslammin' Cellmate (convicted rapist): What're you in for, fish?
HABU: I cut down two trees.
Brutus Buttslammer: silence, followed by sounds of forced anal sex.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 7:05:01 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 7:06:34 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/23/2006 7:09:42 PM EDT by HABU]

According to legend, this live oak stood as a witness to a treaty between Indians and the Anglo settlers. The man representing the settlers was reputed to be none other than the "Father of Texas" Stephen F. Austin himself. There has been no hard evidence that any such treaty took place - but it makes a good story - and it may have helped save the tree.


These trees are not hallowed like the Treaty Oak was. They are common Doug Fir that are surrounded by thousands of others just like them. No one will mourn them and someone will get paid to remove them at no extra cost to anyone. Win/win.

ETA link:treaty oak
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 7:07:11 PM EDT
tag
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 7:09:55 PM EDT
Ring them 360 degrees
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 7:11:23 PM EDT

Originally Posted By eodtech2000:
Copper nails in the roots.


+1
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 7:12:26 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 7:13:59 PM EDT
roundup poured into a borehole
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 7:15:57 PM EDT
Near the bottom cut the bark about and inch wide around the whole trunk. Itll die off before too long.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 7:17:08 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 7:37:01 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 7:42:02 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/23/2006 7:48:50 PM EDT by Badseed]
Too funny...

You wanna kill some trees to improve your view... everyone who doesn't agree with your 'lil scheme, is a tree-hugger commie.

It's a fair trade - you won't mind when I buy the land around you and give you 100 single wides to look at... you never know - they may plant some trees... at least you'll have a view

Selfish bastard you are - just admit you built in the wrong spot, and move your house.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 7:42:06 PM EDT
guys, he's really trying to cut them down so that more sunlight can get through to the smaller, oppressed, developing trees.

sort of a redistribution of wealth sunlight.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 7:42:37 PM EDT
Tannerite!
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