I’m a Tree Guy

So part of being in this family means that I have to be a tree guy.  My dad was a tree trimmer, he dad was a tree trimmer…and I’m not sure about before that, but I’m pretty sure they were tree guys, too.

The last thing you would expect guys like me to do is travel to a seminar – or I guess a “conference” to be more specific.  We’re not sitting-in-a-classroom kinda guys.  We work outside and we get nervous sitting inside a temperature-controlled room.  We love the heat…the rain…the snow…and any other weather disturbance you want to send our way.  Heck…crazy weather means money for us!

But today I’m sitting in a conference room in Springfield, Virginia with several other arborists learning about the latest equipment and safety regulations.

I met a guy named Mario who could have passed for my twin brother!  Good guy…he owns G&V Tree and Landscaping Service.  He owns this new wood chipper that made me just a little bit excited.  It’s $350k though.  WHAAAT??  Yep, over a quarter-million for this bad boy!  I might as well buy another house.

Mario showed me the ins and outs of this thing. It’s huge!  It’s a 50/48B Whole Tree Drum Chipper and it’s a beast!  Unfortunately it’s also more than I need.

But if you are ever in Springfield, look up Mario.  He does Tree Removal in Northern VA so just look him up.  Maybe he’ll show you his wood shredder!