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About MattyF

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  1. I’d rod brace the two stems then cable brace the canopy. This beech I did 3 years ago and you can’t tell you had to winch the stems back together and brace with three rods and cable brace , all bracing seems to be enveloping in to the stem and the top cables look good.... had to visit the site last Friday due to another kretz beech failing but I was watching this one in the gail’s and it seems fine... problem is we are arborists or claim to be ! And if the tree fails in a court of law we are not structural engineers so if there is high risks targets most choose to fell. Your tree is a completely different species and has different faults but I would not rule out those options.
  2. My ported 576 is up for grabs if any one is interested. Ported husqvarna 576xp ROVER.EBAY.COM The saw had at around 30 hours a full rebuild including new genuine crank and piston after an auto tune failure. the auto tune was removed and replaced with a standard carb as the Husqvarna generation one auto tune fittted to these saws was a bit of a failure.
  3. MattyF

    Echo 2511 tuning

    Mine ended up in bits after a tantrum whilst trying to give up smoking , dealing with two ropes so had to order another from sky lands on Friday. My practise with climbing saws always has been if its is over a year old and won’t stay In tune for more than a tank of fuel they should be replaced as it’s probably leaking air from crank seals and on climbing saws that are bread and butter they are better as spares. I had given this one three carb rebuilds over two years so it had its time. One thing worth checking as I’ve found to be a problem on the 2511 is split fuel lines.. if it’s not that and the carbs all good bin it.
  4. Don’t forget to give the clutch and flywheel crank ends a couple of wraps with a copper malet whilst it’s still stripped !
  5. After seeing yours I want old slabs!! May have a look around but I think for cost it’s going to be dpm and concrete then might mill some more Douglas or ash would be nicer , have dug most of it out now the worse was finding the old reinforced concrete generator plinth I thought I had mostly got out with a jack hammer went down another two ft, winched it out and must of been over a ton as the avant back wheels where off the ground when we finally got in out the door. Should of been on it today but keep finding other things to do! On days off After feeding animals and trying to catch moles and trying to get the veg garden in order the days over, usually it gets real quiet in February so should crack on then.
  6. Looks proper nice bill better condition than I thought, I would hate to cover those slabs ... Seriously made me rethink about what I need to do with my downstairs floor.
  7. If it’s decent fire wood processor size and nice and straight £60 a tonne or more... there will be a few tonne off two acres.
  8. Did have a play with a kong double ascender and left and right foot Pantins , system would of been smoother if both wrenches had the same tethers and hitch cord lengths.. and your still fucked if you have not managed to route both lines so they can run parallel or the slightest bit of epicormic.
  9. Spud should have an idea as he did mine..
  10. Good points but I would still take a minor reduction of those limbs in the left over thinning. I have seen the wind tunnel effect a few times I’ll try and get you pictures of the remaining trees.
  11. I’d would reduce / pull in the top left side a few metres and the bottom limb,pull in the right side a bit ...that part of the crown looks like it’s thinning a bit itself anyway. As a rule for myself I would sway away from thinning mature beech because if you have to reduce it in the future you have taken a lot of the better targets out for doing, I also believe thinning creates wind tunnels and can weaken other parts of the crown and I’m all for leaving crossing branches , nature’s way of bracing. only thinning tree you see naturally is a dying one. That would be my spec anyway...
  12. In a lot of cases maybe but rubbishing formative pruning of young trees to eliminate problems that will cost hundreds to fix in the future for pounds when they are younger and leaving them more stable ,stronger and without huge wounds blah blah blah ... could go on..... Out of all the pointless pruning I’ve done over the years I can honestly say the formative pruning of thousands of young street trees was probably the only real necessary pruning I’ve done and I am proud to look at these trees 20 years on with there good form for the future.
  13. Rabbits I would of thought , muntjac damage I’ve seen is usually higher up and and a lot more aggressive.
  14. Still have not used it.... until I price flapping around like joey deacon in a tree for hours in a tangle it won’t happen either... I might have two lines to get an anchor but as soon as any major work happens I’m writing it out on a risk assessment, too dangerous.


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