My $2,715 Yard Art Wooden Sculpture

DSCN8876.JPGThe first estimate to cut down the 90-foot tall pine tree that was struck by lightning was $4,000 to $5,000 dollars. Read the find print on your insurance policy. They will pay up to $500 for the LOSS of your tree. They will NOT pay to have it taken down. That’s up to you. The second bid was $2,640 He told me it would be at least 9 trailer loads of limbs and stumps. Funny, I think he only took 3 loads away and he left the HUGE mess in the front yard for the city to clean up. Of course they didn’t “clean” they just picked up the big stuff. I had to pay $500 to have the whole yard done and then I had to go and clean up behind them. If I didn’t get the bark and the wood chips up, the grass was going to die.  I had them cut the stump a little over 3-feet high. He used the chain saw to smooth the trunk top. We saved the three large wedges they cut to drop the tree and made watermelon slices. So, with the paint, brushes, wood fuller and wood sealer, my artsy project only cost $2,715 What do you think?

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About Jim Gatling

Artist: primitive watercolors, colored pencil. Quilter: Original designs, Scrap quilts. Craftsman: Woodburning, Recycling Teacher: Retired MHS, SHCS K-12 Part Time. Collector: Antiques, Quilts, Glass, Buttons, Petit Point, Needlepoint, Hankies, Figural Perfume Bottles. Son, Father, Grandfather, Neighbor, Friend.
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One Response to My $2,715 Yard Art Wooden Sculpture

  1. Wanda Williams Wells says:

    You got a real bargain! Priceless…it is pretty!

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