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Trying to get into the arb industry as a woman

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Some arb association links that might be of interest

 

https://www.trees.org.uk/Careers/Women-in-Arboriculture/Women-in-Arboriculture-Events

 

Try contacting the women in arb group, link below

 

https://www.trees.org.uk/Careers/Women-in-Arboriculture/WIA-About-Us

 

Will find details of allsorts of training 

https://www.trees.org.uk/Careers

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, Sviatoslav Tulin said:

...Any noob coming in trade industries will start from the bottom, end of story, unless he is relative to employer, than its usually disaster as all good workers will leave, seen that many times. So im afraid you will start with brash dragging, sweeping and so on,even if you are genius. I still think main problem is, you are woman, no one will say  you that openly, but trust me its a main point not tickets or anything else. 

Agreed as a generality, but exceptions exist. Arb is physically hard but it's not bone surgery. Anyone can buy the tickets (if that) and the gear, and start working within a month if they have the customers, no "time served" required...not to say that time served isn't recommended, but you can bypass it if you want to. I'm a case in point. Suppose it depends where you live though, and what the market is like. As to brash dragging, it shouldn't really be a thing anymore, what with the amazing machine we have now. Electric muck trucks and the like.

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1 hour ago, Steve Bullman said:

Rule of thumb I generally use, if someone’s not prepared to put their real name to their post they’re probably not worth worrying about  

If people don't know my real name they haven't been paying attention for a long time.

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2 minutes ago, Haironyourchest said:

Agreed as a generality, but exceptions exist. Arb is physically hard but it's not bone surgery. Anyone can buy the tickets (if that) and the gear, and start working within a month if they have the customers, no "time served" required...not to say that time served isn't recommended, but you can bypass it if you want to. I'm a case in point. Suppose it depends where you live though, and what the market is like. As to brash dragging, it shouldn't really be a thing anymore, what with the amazing machine we have now. Electric muck trucks and the like.

Of course brash dragging is still a thing! I still do it, and it’s not as if I haven’t bought everything to avoid it. 

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1 hour ago, Steve Bullman said:

Rule of thumb I generally use, if someone’s not prepared to put their real name to their post they’re probably not worth worrying about  

 

5 minutes ago, eggsarascal said:

If people don't know my real name they haven't been paying attention for a long time.

 

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Just now, Mick Dempsey said:

Of course brash dragging is still a thing! I still do it, and it’s not as if I haven’t bought everything to avoid it. 

Yeah I do it as well. One man band and all. Unavoidable oftentimes. I'm just saying if one really wanted to a device could be bought or modified to do most of the donkey work. Look at the Yanks and their gadgets. What kind of setups have you tried?

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Digger and thumb, compact tractor and grab and now an articulated loader.

 

They all make it easier but you often still have to get medieval and bend your back.

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