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1 hour ago, eggsarascal said:

It think you are a smart fella. Gamble, go for it, but if you get it wrong you're on your own to get it sorted.

The thing is 45 years ago I did just go straight in self employed, because I was unemployable, and I did make plenty of expensive mistakes. Which is why I advocate getting a better grounding first.

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I don’t mean to throw a spanner in the works but I’d look for a second tip site, if you are planning on tipping all of your rubbish at a specialist nursery, how are you going to explain the risk of cross contamination on some prime species when you bring in diesed tree waste. 

Just a thought 

as everyone else is saying, start banging in some hours  with a firm to get the physical experience and saw experience. I hear so many people say I want to be a tree surgeon and climb, then get 20 feet up a small conifer and crap there pants. 

Just always have a plan b c d and e 

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If your planning on going out on your own I’d start by doing a year or two working for a company. You’ll be able to get a better idea on the day to day workings, bits you’ll like about the job, and bits you’ll hate. I’d save as much money as you can afford to, will mean you’ll be able to buy the basic bits of kit you need without the overheads of borrowing money. Also bear in mind that being self employed is not the easiest, it’s not a Monday to Friday 9-5. You’ll find your self working long days and a lot of weekends. 

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I’d agree with the lads on here who advise you to get some experience with a professional outfit, its bloody hard starting up on your own, the first thing you will need is a member of staff that can climb as well, if your thinking about climbing/aerial treeworks and can groundy for you, you’ll end up in a right mess if you don’t. Learn to walk before you run springs to mind. Have you thought about going to college to do an Arboricultural course? We only take on staff that have done this,we also offer work placements to persons on these courses, it a great way to learn the skills.

 

 

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If your planning on going out on your own I’d start by doing a year or two working for a company. You’ll be able to get a better idea on the day to day workings, bits you’ll like about the job, and bits you’ll hate. I’d save as much money as you can afford to, will mean you’ll be able to buy the basic bits of kit you need without the overheads of borrowing money. Also bear in mind that being self employed is not the easiest, it’s not a Monday to Friday 9-5. You’ll find your self working long days and a lot of weekends. 

More like flat out 7 days a week I’d say.🤣
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