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Looking for Laurie (?) and Bill (?) Tree Trimmer

 
Juanita
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Hope I got the names right. It's been a while. I'm looking for the couple who moved here a couple of years ago and took the position of manager at the guest house on Hill St. in Christiansted.

I need to talk to Bill about trimming some trees.

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Topic starter Posted : March 16, 2010 1:34 pm
Bombi
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I think they may have left. The last time I spoke to them Lauire was disillusioned with her job with National Parks and Bill was hating the hot weather. Bill did some tree work for me but with a phone change I lost his number. He used to hang at Angry Nate's in the afternoon.

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Posted : March 16, 2010 1:59 pm
Juanita
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Thanks. I was afraid that might be the case.

Any recommendations for tree trimming??

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Topic starter Posted : March 16, 2010 2:18 pm
Bombi
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Try St Croix Leap 772-0421 or Southwell 773-5738

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Posted : March 16, 2010 2:30 pm
Juanita
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Thanks Bombi. I think we're going with Ferdie's Forest. Very nice guy, and sure seems to know his business.

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Topic starter Posted : March 16, 2010 6:39 pm
divinggirl
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Laurie and Bill did leave island.

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Posted : March 16, 2010 11:53 pm
Rivets
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Did you ever find a tree trimmer on stx. I need some work done near five corners. It would require climbing a tree with a chain saw, and in another area use of a really long pole saw. Some of the work is around a power line. Anyone know if Wapa does any preventative pruning on private property? I have a pole near my house that also serves a neighbor, but it is on my property.

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Posted : December 7, 2010 10:09 am
STXBob
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Anyone know if Wapa does any preventative pruning on private property?

They do, but watch out! A couple of years, WAPA sent two guys to our place with machetes to clear some tan tans that were arcing across the two high-voltage lines . They left the slashings where they fell, which I had to remove, and they hacked Innovative's low voltage lines in at least two places (the lines are low-hanging), which Innovative had to repair the next day. They also cut the power while they worked, which makes sense.

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Posted : December 7, 2010 11:46 am
Juanita
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Hi Rivets,
We did use Ferdie and were very pleased with the work. WAPA comes out to our property every once in a while to trim. They sometimes take the droppings (like if it's right over our driveway), sometimes leave them (behind a building). It is my understanding that private citizens should never trim limbs that are touching live wires. Too dangerous.

What I don't understand is why they will only trim as little as possible. Once the limb no longer touches the wire, they stop...period! They won't take another foot off. You don't have to be too smart to realize it will, of course, grow back very quickly. Job security, maybe??

On a recent road trip in the states, I noticed trees trimmed back so far it would be 10 years before they needed trimming again. How sensible. I see trucks hitting the overhanging trees here all the time.

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Topic starter Posted : December 7, 2010 12:43 pm
Rivets
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How do you get Wapa to come out? They repaced the wire twice this fall, but left it all enmeshed in the trees. But that was an emergency response.

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Posted : December 7, 2010 2:41 pm
STXBob
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How do you get Wapa to come out?

Call them.

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Posted : December 7, 2010 3:08 pm
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