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Unfortunately my 50 year old japanese cherry tree has lost a huge limb compromising the entire tree. In anticipation of having a tree surgeon cut the entire tree down, I wondered if there is any use for old cherry wood. I am an avid recycler and thought it might be of some use to a carpenter/wood craftsman. This wood should be available next week and of course is free if interested. Otherwise I will have the tree service remove the broken limbs as part of their normal service. Thanks dinosaur

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I am purchasing this 9′ Akebono Cherry tree from Bissett Nursery on Long Island and only need it for one week for a dance piece in Manhattan at the Joyce. After its stage premiere the dance company would like to find it a home!

It will be in a root ball and watered the whole week in the theater with a Tree Gator bag. Monday June 13th it will be in a box truck ready for delivery to Manhattan/Brooklyn. I can bring it to you, but delivery has to be that day, no exceptions. You will need to be able to help roll it off the truck and then it’s yours.

I am asking $150 to recover some of the expenses, if you want that can be a tax deductible contribution to the dance company. It’s a great deal, if you bought it yourself delivery alone from LI on this tree is $250. This is the tree and the drop-off for $150 and includes the watering bag!

reach me at perschkestudios (at) gmail dot com to discuss.

thanks – kurt

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What kind of grass should I plant in my backyard? Someone told me about some kind of honeycomb thingy to put down before I plant the seeds. Anyone know anything about such a thing?

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I’ve become obsessed with installing a small pond for a water garden and a (perhaps connected?) waterfall or disappearing fountain in my Bed-Stuy backyard. Want to have some fish, maybe, and some aquatic plants. The waterfall/disappearing fountain is to create the sound of flowing water. Anyone done this? Tips? Can you recommend someone to do the installation who knows their stuff? Many thanks!

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I had some yard work done. I have about 10 heavy large garbage bags filled with dirt. A guy wants to charge me $80 to deposit at some waste site and $80 for labor. First question..is there a fee to discard rubbish? Second, I do not want to to pay $160 for this job. Is there an alternative for me? Could I just leave on the sidewalk for trash pick?

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Approximately 20 pavers, red brick look, about 16″x16″ or 18″x18″. Similar to these:

http://www.lowes.com:80/pd_54329-26827-10161655_4294857243_4294937087_?productId=3343638&Ns=p_product_prd_lis_ord_nbr|0||p_product_quantity_sold|1&pl=1&currentURL=%2Fpl_Pavers%2BStepping%2BStones_4294857243_4294937087_%3FNs%3Dp_product_prd_lis_ord_nbr%7C0%7C%7Cp_product_quantity_sold%7C1
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http://www.homedepot.com/Building-Materials-Concrete-Cement-Masonry-Forming-Products-Pavers-Step-Stones/h_d1/N-5yc1vZarm0/R-100662054/h_d2/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=10051&catalogId=10053

Located inside front gate at 50 7th Ave btw St Johns and Lincoln Pl (next to Church).

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We’ve uncovered a bunch of nice bluestone in our back yard, but we need some more to create a patio area. Anyone know where we might be able to pick up some irregular pieces of bluestone retail, especially in South Brooklyn (Red Hook, etc.)?

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hello. we had a wonderful gardener last year who planted our large prospect heights garden–but she seems to have disappeared! so we’re looking for someone who can do some re-planting and put in some new plants and ground cover. (nothing structural: that’s all done.) any recommendations? thank you!

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As a full-time professional and someone who is averse to gardening, I find my front yard an nuisance. Every year, the weeds grow out of control and it makes me anxious and upset. The issue is I can’t figure out what I want to do with it. I want something very easy to maintain but that looks cool and not too expensive. I would like to reach out to the collective wisdom of Brownstoner to see if they have any suggestions.

Thank you.

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Hi All, My block association wants to transform a vacant lot into a garden. The lot is completing overgrown, has tons of debris, trees and garbage. Our biggest challenge is that there is a 20ft drop or sinkhole in the lot that we need backfilled. Does anyone have any expereince with combating this situation. It seems like we would need to backfill the lot first, in order to get in there and clean out because of the danger. I am trying to get the NY Restoration Project to give suggestions on how to begin, parks department too.Any suggestions?