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Can Nikki-Dee remove a tree?

Posted at 8:06 AM, May 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-13 08:06:37-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- Each week I leave the WTVR CBS 6 weather center and take on a different job in the community. In this week's Nikki-Dee Can You Be Me? segment, I joined Steve Flournoy and his team at C. S. Flournoy Inc. to try tree stump grinding and tree removal.

When I arrived at the tree removal job site, Steve and his team quickly gave me my uniform.

The uniform included a hardhat, gloves, ear plugs, and safety goggles.

Steve reminded me safety is the first priority.

Once I was wearing the proper clothes, I was able to go to work.

I used a chainsaw to cut up a large tree.

We left the wood at the home for the family to use as they wished.

Next I put on climbing gear and got into the company's bucket truck.

In the bucket, I controlled the speed, direction, and height.

I was surprised how easy it was to operate.

The little limbs did not make the best firewood, so we grinded them.

Yes, they have a large machine attached to their work truck that can grind limbs.

It was a lot of fun and a very eye-opening experience.

Steve even said he would hire me to be part of his team!

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