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I use AXA for my insurances. 450€ per year for 10m of public liability. All i had to do was show them my quals.

 

Bonne fete

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I use AXA for my insurances. 450€ per year for 10m of public liability. All i had to do was show them my quals.

 

Bonne fete

 

Are you insured through the uk as it is difficult to get tree surgery insurance over 5 mtrs in france?

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I'm registered with the chambre d'agricole as an elageur grimpeur.

 

The insurance is with AXA France. The only clause in it is i cant do landscape work/foundations.

 

Darren

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Hello,

Below is an extract from a thread on Anglo-info Brittany concerning costs of gardening etc. Flintcatcher being my pseudonym on this forum.

 

Birdygirl has quoted:

10 € ph,plenty,tea,coffee biscuits,sandwich,never mind the bull,most are on the black,they all refuse cheque emploi, i cut with ride on,he strims,and tidies,odd jobs also,car valeting,digging and planting veg patch, 6/7 hrs a wk,sometimes double to suit his self whatever,many brits would be glad of it,i don't know what planet Flintcatcher is on as a logging skivvy,but the reality is different for the minded individuals. End quote

 

I get a lot of jealous criticism from hard up ex-pats.

I give wood away for free and get shouted down for doing so by those without the means to benefit from my offer due to distance or transport.

The below is one of many positive responses from grateful recipients of free wood.

 

Giveaways

Free firewood! has 3 pages:

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Re: Free firewood!

RHS35 replied on 28/01/2012 at 09:00

 

Thanks for all the free wood Stuart, i think i probably have enough for 5 years nows. Can't believe how many people are prepared to moan about FREE heating , all wood produces heat calories and if you treat it right and sweep a bit more often you will never have a problem, thanks again Clive

 

Anyway, now off into the dark and rain for my daily coin.

Ty

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This may stir up some trouble, but where do you buy your kit?

England or France?

I would like to buy locally, but find the price too high- with no negotiation, service poor and often lacking knowledge on the products. Also ppe is slim on the ground.

Anyone know a store where none of this is true?

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Can everyone check out my post ref LOOKING FOR WORK IN FRANCE!

 

I am itching to get back into the trees, I really thought after 24yrs of climbing I cold simply stop just like that but its impossible:biggrin:

 

I hope smeone points my request for work to the right people

 

cheers

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So,

It involved a 400km/5hr round trip to take down a dead Monkey Puzzle.

I had asked the owner to send images and to test the condition of the bark.

I was told...solid.

As the owner had failed to find a local arb to take it down despite being very well integrated so I guessed there was 'issues' surrounding it.

Sure enough, on arrival I first inspected the condition of the trunk and found a spongey mush of compost beneath a brittle skin...nuts.

I just hoped my gaffs where long enough for the job!

It was a horrible ascent indeed!

I would normally have shot up there like a weasel in a porn stars trousers but every movement had to be carefully done to ensure the gaffs penetrated the bark and into the solid wood below.

The wood was like iron to boot!

In the end, I dropped the branches and chogged down just 2 lumps before felling. I left the branch stubs long in order to have something to rest upon.

The tree moved no more than normal BUT I still had Auld Rab watching the roots for movement.

My first Auracaria and despite it having lost 99% of its leaves I still got well pricked!

When Auld Rab felled it the stem fractured into 3 pieces and the bark leapt off in a black shower!

The whole job took 1h30min plus 30min to pack up before an excellent lunch provided by our hosts who run a well reputed B+B in the centre of town.

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Now I have a question for the experts here...

What is that strange growth we found beneath the bark on several of the branch stubs?

Last image, look at the bark bottom left.

It looks like a Martian root from War of the Worlds...

Ty

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