Jake Got Me a Summer Job

At first I was not too excited about this job, we are working for a Suffolk county tree service and I thought it would be a lot more of a chore than it really is. Of course we spent a good deal of time stuck in traffic on my first day working for the place. However the stuff that we did was basically not that hard, beyond that it involved carrying a lot of wood. We feed the little stuff into a wood chipper and turn it into mulch. The big thing is that we clean up the mess that the guy with the chainsaw makes and obviously you do not want to get hit in the head with a big chunk of wood falling from forty or fifty feet in the air. That is the big thing, but you also try to make sure that this sort of thing does not wreck the yard. If you think about it you can guess what happens when a piece of firewood falls from such a height.

The thing you try to do is to build a pile of limbs where you want to have the wood fall. That way it does not make a great big dent in the customer’s yard. You want not to have to fix that sort of thing if you can avoid it. Obviously the client is going to want you to clean up your mess and leave the place better than you found it. That is what I am suppose to do. The guy with the chainsaw is going to tear things up and leave a good mess. I get a rake and clean up all of the stuff that can not be picked up so easily. We did get a lot of hours so far this week.