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What can I do with a fallen tree?

Discussion in 'Repairs & Maintenance' started by htopg, 5th Jun, 2016.

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  1. htopg

    htopg Well-Known Member

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    My tenant informed me today that a 4-metre tree has fallen due to strong wind.
    Luckily no one was hurt and nothing got damaged.
    The telephone line and cable TV line came down with branches but they are not broken.

    I was thinking of
    1. asking Telstra and Foxtel to put the telephone line and cable TV line back to its original height
    2. asking a tree removalist to cut the tree in small piece and remove them

    Both 1. and 2. will cost me money.
    Can someone who has done it in the past tell me the rough cost please?

    For the tree, instead of asking a tree remover to remove the tree, is there anyone who has done the following in the past?
    1. hire a mulcher, cut the tree into small pieces and throw into mulcher
    2. hire a skip bin, cut the tree into small pieces, put into skip bin, and tip the skip bin
    3. post on gumtree.com.au or some other classified website and ask someone to pick up the tree for free (if it has some use to them)

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. datto

    datto Well-Known Member

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    Yep I'd get onto telstra and Fox to do their bit.

    Earlier in the year a big storm blew trees down and branches on power lines at my place. SES cut the trees into pieces and put them on foot path. A few weeks later local council cleared them away.

    Endeavour Energy removed the branches from the power lines.

    Everything was done for free.

    Start ringing.
     
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  3. DaveM

    DaveM Adelaide Buyers Agent & KFC Strategist Business Member

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    SES will handle the removal of the tree and cut it into manageable pieces for you. They wont remove for you so council or waste removal company.
     
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  4. Azazel

    Azazel Well-Known Member

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    There you go, the SES guys might come to the rescue when it all calms down a bit.
    Good blokes.
     
  5. willair

    willair Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Maybe ring up your insurance company,and see if your policy covers this sort of problem,after all that's what your paying for..
     
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  6. bob shovel

    bob shovel Well-Known Member

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    1. Call telstra
    2. Depends on the tree type $800-1500 id think