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I think jack is a quality lad. He is a good friend of mine, and I respect him alot. I started one year before Jack so in no way am I valid in fighting off slurs about his felling or private work. But he has only been involved with Arb for 6 months. With no real work placement, and only small amounts of practical work at college (It is a theory based course) but Jack has shown so much interest and put in buckets of hard work into his learning. He frequently climbs, recreationally, but not loads of work climbing. He has learnt loads in his time, he has a naturally ability to climb, a very strong lad for his age, he is also very methodical with his work.

 

So yes, he has failed to put up traffic control, it was in a cul de sac. A small take down completed in less than two hours. Yes, his hinge wasnt mint. He still has a lot to learn. I think he should be given the right to a bit of slack as he, Like I, is still in the industry a newcomer. He has done great even getting a bit of work I think.

 

 

I do though, completely disagree with any negative comments regarding lecturers at Easton college, the 2 main practical tutors there are all top of the game. Trevor Reynolds, A 30+ year experienced Arborist, Is 50 years old. But still one of the best climbers I know, Hes worked all around the world, LA's and loads of other firms. There is very few things anybody could teach him about Arboriculture. Carl Ansell, has been an Arborist for 26 years I believe, owned his own business, covered all kinds of tree care and also Forestry. He is a expert at felling trees, everyone I have met, who knows him well, has said that. They are brilliant teachers and have a great way of really showing you things that matter in the working world. I think they are great for letting students do fells such as that Chestnut, because, yes, they could easily knock it down themselves, but surely part of learning, is actually doing it? They have there full respect from me in every way, and I can say that on behalf of all the students at Easton being taught by them. For those of you on this site who know of who I am speaking of, I am sure you will agree 100%. Sorry if this sounds like a rant, its really not. Its just that I dont like people I think so fondly of being slated by people who really don't know who they are talking about. Matt

 

Trevor worked in Germany for a few years.:thumbup:

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Arghhh, listen laddie, all these boys, even the seasoned pros get ripped from time to time, me included! That is the nature of arbs, but it is well meant and if you havent the thick skin required, becoming an arb will help develop it!

 

I call it character building.:thumbup: Spot on Hama we all get stick from time to time. Its not ment to bash people down. Just help them along. I think from reading the comments he will get better by taking onboard peoples comments.

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yeh i don't mind any of the comments people have to say as i want to learn. thanks for everyones advice so far........

 

I have been searching all over norfolk and nobody is taking people on. I have however got to speak to a bloke on wednesday about some work experience. Hoefully he will allow me to work with his firm so i can learn more in the working side of arb aswell as at college.

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anybody that knows Trevor and Carl will know they are not stupid and will tell their students wether they have done a good job or not. Also what they can improve on and in my case the gob i done was too small, both trev and carl explained to me my mistakes ( things that i can deffinetly improve on). i don't think i'm the only one but i think that the mistakes i have made will improve in time and experience will certainly help me to achieve the best standards of a medium fell in diferent situations.

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anybody that knows Trevor and Carl will know they are not stupid and will tell their students wether they have done a good job or not. Also what they can improve on and in my case the gob i done was too small, both trev and carl explained to me my mistakes ( things that i can deffinetly improve on). i don't think i'm the only one but i think that the mistakes i have made will improve in time and experience will certainly help me to achieve the best standards of a medium fell in diferent situations.

 

If you had said that in the first place we would have all just agreed :001_smile:

 

But then your thread would have been much sorter :sneaky2::thumbup:

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