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Been doing tree work there for 20 years.
Did some work there years ago. Some great trees to work on
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8 hours ago, woody paul said:

Finished these today 5 yews in a clump sorry no before pictures slow job with extending pole. 



Yews are grim trees to reduce, good effort.

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I've decided not to climb trees any more it's much easier waiting for them to come to me !  This won't be 'today's job' - it's going to be at least 2 days (working on my own) and then 2 more waiting for my back to recover - looking forward to next winter a bit more now though (and the one after that !).

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2 minutes ago, bigtreedon said:
1 hour ago, Mick Dempsey said:
No, 2pm on the second day.

Was that climbing or total clean up and job done

No, that was the butt on the floor, Timber lorry came a few days later which stretched it to a third day.


In hindsight, could I (or someone else) have done the job quicker? Possibly.


But there’s no point putting stuff on the ground quicker than it can be processed.


If there was one thing I would have done differently it would have been to use SRT (if I knew how to!) it would have speeded up my ascents/descents and I would have been less fatigued once I’d got up there. I’m very much mid nineties technique wise and it exposed the shortcomings of 25 year old styles.


Plenty of money on the job though, which I did in the allotted time.



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1 minute ago, Alex O said:

Same here mick, still use a pursik emoji17.png. After 19yrs no wonder why my body has taken a beating emoji30.png

Hey Alex! I do use a zigzag, I find ascending with it (and the thin ropes) hard on my hands.


It would actually be easier with a prussick and three strand, but those days are gone.

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