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    £40 for something you basically get nothing in return for, but if you don't pay it you get a hefty fine. That by most peoples definition is a protection racket.
  2. She added: "The real irony is that most of that section is in my division and I was the one who put forward the idea for the one million trees project." The real irony is the fact she's getting any airtime whatsoever. Her comments throughout that article are incredibly ignorant and laughable! Was an amusing couple of minutes read even if it did make my blood boil a bit.
  3. Agreed. And thats the best you're going to get without better photos. Theres a chance it might be a variant of something or other though.
  4. All wood burns! I think Sweden for one would be a bit buggered if they weren't allowed to burn Pine. People should just burn what is most prevelant in their region. Having the ability to import all this kiln dried hardwood is just another symptom of how spoiled we have become as a nation.
  5. Great topic, one I have often had with colleagues! I don't really follow any one method, and to be honest it largely depends on the size of my balls on the day! If i'm working on something like a leaning poplar i'm often quite keen to get the top out early on. It can be quite disconcerting having to balance on a leaning spindly top on the last stretch. Theres often times when you won't necessarily need to go back up to the top of the tree once its been stripped, so in those cases i'll definetly remove the top at the same time as setting my anchor point.
  6. Like 5 shires, i'm no economist either. Heres a few things that occur to me though. Well over 100,000 dead so far and still rising. Lets say by the end of this that 100,000 of pensionable age are dead. thats 100,000 X 175.20 the government have saved themselves every week, which comes to £17,520,000 a week. Thats got to take the sting off things a little bit. At the rate things are going it could quite easily be double that. Sorry if that comes across insensitive, but its fact. Then you have all the ineritance tax. Good possibility that some of those 100,000 will have a few quid to spare. Whats inheritance tax at the moment, 40% And the money that isn't taxed is all going to be new money for people, who unlike their elderly relatives might well have a bit of a sprending spree, further helping the economy. The more I think about it, the more possible ways I see of the government clawing money back, Im not as pessimistic about the whole thing as I once was.
  7. Yep thats parish councils. They nearly always have their own pet tree surgeon and just get other prices in to check boxes.
  8. sausage factory, brighton area. No idea what he could mean
  9. Because times have moved on! 20 years ago chainsaw trousers were thick heavy things, the option to go for chaps which were a little lighter was a feasible option. Now chainsaw trousers are lighter, and quote wearable, which has made chaps a thing of the past. Probably worn more in the states than over here, and that was probably always the case anyways
  10. Whats with the split? Good work
  11. Where colleges focused on training top tree surgeons, rather than focusing on pass rates. Where only 10% of students(if that) made the grade and found themselves out in the workplace doing tree work, whilst the other 90% eventually found themselves in a job more suited to them. Your turn!
  12. The dairy milk and marmite I can understand, but the cheese and beans? Do they not have baked beans in France? And the cheese? I thought France was supposed to be the mecca of cheese
  13. Tree surgeons prices vary drastically, but even so I'd say £4500 is a bit OTT for that tree. You'll be able to get that done by a reputable company for half that price easily.
  14. Yep, the only winners out of this are the rope manufacturers and dealers. You have to wonder if one of them was even instrumental in getting this pushed through.


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