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John Smith

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#1 posted 08-20-2018 08:13 PM

well – you have 3 months to get ready for it – - –
if this were my project, I would try to find a 20” by 6’ pipe like a piece of PVC
on a road sewer project or culvert pipe if you can’t find the pipe that works for you, look at the SonoTube
and bury it at least 5 feet in the ground, a foot of gravel in the bottom for drainage.
if this is going to be a permanent stand, like many are, you can pour cement
around the outside of the pipe to ensure stability in any wind in your area.
the tree can be locked in place with large wooden wedges.
you can purchase a cap of some kind or make your own to cover the hole to keep it sealed and safe
when not in use. and fill it with play sand or yellow builders sand for extra safety.
it is easy to remove the sand prior to putting the next tree in it.
there is no way I would even attempt to build an above ground stand for that size of tree.
and it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to understand the physics on that much mass in the wind.
if the tree is going to be on government ground, such as a city municipality, have Public Works
do all the grunt work of digging the hole and doing the cement work.


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