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1 hour ago, Mick Dempsey said:

Bit of a ‘clean out’ there, my old boss would say (if I overdid it) that it looks like gutted heron.

 

Not one for the purists, but you did what you were asked and got paid, good job.

 

 

 

I'll have to say that in future - no 'gutted heron'

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Not something I do very often in Australia but spent most of Tuesday cleaning up an English Oak. I don't have the 'before' picture but the main thing I'm questioning is how bad is it for the tree to clean all the leaf fluff off the branches–especially heading into summer?) 
 
The owner wanted to see clean branches so lots of faffing with the silky.
 
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I think that's called lions tail, have seen it warned against. Chance of sun scald on newly exposed bark, ends of branches will sprout more.

Customer always right, discuss...
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2 hours ago, IronMike said:

Birch bundles off to become horse jumps.

Vic and Chris used to tie with birch withes not plastic baler twine.

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1 hour ago, openspaceman said:

Vic and Chris used to tie with birch withes not plastic baler twine.

I'm just there for extraction, the felling and processing is not my department! 😉

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9 hours ago, slack ma girdle said:

A massively tangled mess of hell. After 2 days of rigging there is still about a 1/3 of the crown left.

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Hell is the word for that, hoped it’s priced accordingly?

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I think that's called lions tail, have seen it warned against. Chance of sun scald on newly exposed bark, ends of branches will sprout more.

Customer always right, discuss...
I quite like it but it's so easy to over do and 'lions tail' it I.e. like above pic

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15 hours ago, Mick Dempsey said:

Bit of a ‘clean out’ there, my old boss would say (if I overdid it) that it looks like gutted heron.

 

Not one for the purists, but you did what you were asked and got paid, good job.

 

 

 

This is exactly the spec we get given by 2 local councils for the mature oaks which can't be reduced heavily without hat racking them.

The locals buy houses adjacent to trees then complain about leaves, acorns, shade and the ever present menace of a tree that moves in the wind.

So we are made to strip them out, thinning them drastically for more light.

I hate gathering up bundles of epicormic and the climbers are not fans of spending hours shaving stems with Silky's.

Overhanging branches reduced or removed but the height left untouched, only thinned.

Council does this every 4-5 years, I've already worked on some trees twice since moving here.

   Stuart

 

 

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12 hours ago, Mick Dempsey said:

Hell is the word for that, hoped it’s priced accordingly?

Nope i haven't priced a job this badly in about 15 years. Never to old to learn

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11 minutes ago, slack ma girdle said:

Nope i haven't priced a job this badly in about 15 years. Never to old to learn

Ha ha! 
Jobs like that wake you up in the middle of the night decades later!

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My lunchtime view of a beech yesterday. I thought I was making excellent progress. Turned out my watch had stopped working at 10:46. Caught on when schoolchildren were returning home while I was chogging.

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