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  1. My collegue Anna is a size small. Any small sized women arbs out there_ What harness should I get for her?!?
  2. Thanks for updating on the progress of this tree. Did you notice any differences in the crown that varied from other parts, eg shoot extension, colour etc... ? Just curious if the response is even or if you can see any correlation to decompacted sections and sections in the crown?
  3. Anyone remember the thread with this footage? Trying to find the original thread and footage, but no luck so far. There was a film with a guy dismantling a tree and the crane operator swings the tree the wrong way and touches the powerlines... Anyone remember? Probably a couple of years back...
  4. Trädmästarna - Startsida Looking for Arborists for autumn and winter season..
  5. I do hear his name and stories from the Arb Community once in a while... There is definatly a lasting memory of him.
  6. Daryl's Tree Near the end of October, 2012, as a mark of respect for our lost friend, we got together and planted a tree. We chose to plant his favourite tree, a copper beech (Fagus sylvatica 'Purpurea') in a beautiful field in Hagaparken, Stockholm. Trädmästarna - Daryl Platton I found this on the company's website Daryl was working for. Thought it might be of interest to people who knew him.
  7. Daryl Platton 1990-09-04 – 2012-03-30 On the 30th of March 2012 at around twelve thirty we forever lost our friend and colleague Daryl Platton. He was driving to a job, as we all do everyday, when he was involved in a fatal car accident. He had only been in Sweden for two of his twenty-one years, but in that small space of time he made a big impression on us all. His love, enthusiasm, and skill for his work were an inspiration to all of us. His liking for lifting heavy objects springs to mind. He must have been taught well and been a great student because we received a well-rounded professional arborist skilled beyond his years. Daryl was a kind and gentle soul, short on words, big in heart (and muscles). We choose not to think of the over-bearing tragedy of his death, but rather remember his life. His ever-present goofy smile made us all smile, and kept us smiling. Daryl moved to Sweden to kick-start his adventure through adult life. The profound effect he had on us in such a short space of time…, one can only imagine what he could have and would have gone on to do. But all our hard work, achievements, and accomplishments shall forever be shared with him. We all owe him so much. Daryl was one of those people that you meet in life who had such an uplifting influence on so many. He will be sadly missed by all of those who knew him. Our hearts and thoughts go out to his family and friends. The work comrades at Trädmästarna Trädmästarna - Daryl Platton
  8. As always, any study will have to limit itself. Valid point that i'm sure will be covered in future studies... Is this better? ScienceDirect.com - Phytochemistry - Untapped mutualistic paradigms linking host plant and endophytic fungal production of similar bioactive secondary metabolites
  9. Efforts to introduce pathogen resistance into landscape tree species by breeding may have unintended consequences for fungal diversity. Interesting read! Might be of some interest for you involved in ecology, diversity and planning. PLOS ONE: Resistance to Dutch Elm Disease Reduces Presence of Xylem Endophytic Fungi in Elms (Ulmus spp.)
  10. Will try and see how it works... thanks for the tip!
  11. Theyre really good! Use it on tidying gravel of lawn mostly... after the gritty snow mounds.


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