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benedmonds

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About benedmonds

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  • Birthday 05/07/1974

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  • Location:
    Loughborough
  • Interests
    No time due to children and business- Hang gling and paragling when time allowed
  • Occupation
    Self employed since 2004 - Tree climbing since 1999
  • Post code
    LE12 5PE

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  1. It is released in cinemas from Jan 28th
  2. What can be done with limitless funds...🤯
  3. Speed limiters on new cars by 2022 - Confused.com WWW.CONFUSED.COM We look at speed limiters and how they won't guarantee that you'll escape a...
  4. This was the issue I had with the bat awareness course I did way back in 2006. So many trees have potential for roosts. In the 20 years I have been in the tree game only come across bats twice and one of those was in a conifer hedge reduction..
  5. https://www.batlicence.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/CIEEM_IP89_Sept15_Mulholland.pdf
  6. I was an ecologist before I became a Arborist and it is always something I have wanted to get back involved with.. Always been too busy running the business but we now have employed an arb manager which theoretically will give me more time to upskill.
  7. When doing the bats in Arb awareness course back in 2006 I remember coming away thinking, "that was pointless, anything can be a roost." BSI pricing makes purchasing the BS8596 rather unaffordable.. The Micro guide can be downloaded: https://cdn.bats.org.uk/uploads/pdf/BSI-Bat-Microguide-UK-EN.pdf?v=1549304693
  8. Do bats and squirrels ever share roosts? I know squirrels will predate birds nests do they do the same to bats?
  9. Scoping surveys for Arborists - online - Events - Bat Conservation Trust WWW.BATS.ORG.UK The Bat Conservation Trust was formed in 1990 as an umbrella organisation for the rapidly growing network of bat... Anyone done this training?
  10. But what can we do if it is a roost? We would presumably need an EPS licence? Then what? If we have a crane we could soft fell/lower the roost to the ground. Then what are the options. Relocate the roost? Give them the option to fly off themselves? I don't see that as an option at this time of year.
  11. We have a beech with a big cavity, to come out. Obviously there is huge bat potential although there is no staining etc.. It has been a long time since my bats in Arboriculture course, what is best practice now days? It is complicated by the fact that there is a building going up in a month that will mean no crane access and it will be a very different job without a crane. I have jus t ordered: Bat Roosts in Trees A Guide to Identification and Assessment for Tree-Care and Ecology Professionals cavity video.mp4
  12. benedmonds

    Chickens?

    We used to let ours roam the garden, but they try to get in the house and crap everywhere. They now have a run that extends under the trampoline.. They keep the weeds down and have plenty of space to scratch around. Don't get them as a cheap source of eggs..
  13. According to the national safety council. Speeding was a factor in 26% of all traffic fatalities in 2019, killing 9,478, or an average of over 25 people per day. I reckon the lives saved from slowing down idiots is worth the occasional tech issue that might accidentally slow you down..
  14. We have a Vermeer BC 1000xl that I think is fairly comparable to the bandit 90.

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