Jump to content


  • Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

About Taupotreeman

  • Rank
    Senior Member

Personal Information

  • Location
    Turangi NZ
  • Occupation
    Dogsbody's understudy and arborist. Occasional hacker.
  1. Clathrus archeri

    That's very impressive.
  2. Shoulder and bicep surgery

    Thanks for the advice mate. Think I learnt my lesson from carpal tunnel but always worth a timely reminder.
  3. Shoulder and bicep surgery

    Well, update; turns out the tear was irreparable so the surgeon carried out a biceps tenodesis instead. The sling is off and the rehab begins. Stiff and sore now I'm trying to stretch it and use it.
  4. Stihl MS261 stalling when chain brake applied

    We had one do the same. Kept replacing needle bearings but the crank still wore. Came to an agreement with Stihl, they paid parts and we paid labour and it was rebuilt. Now it's doing the same thing again. Good saw and piece of junk in the same sentence. Sent from my iPhone using Arbtalk
  5. Military surplus waterproofs

    Problem with eBay is knowing what's good and what isn't. Also, who's reputable and who isn't. Sent from my iPhone using Arbtalk
  6. Shoulder and bicep surgery

    Yeeesh, doesn't fill me with confidence. Sent from my iPhone using Arbtalk
  7. Shoulder and bicep surgery

    How do you work with it Stubby? Continuing pain, physio etc. Does it limit your abilities? Sent from my iPhone using Arbtalk
  8. Military surplus waterproofs

    Thanks for the link mate, these look perfect. Sent from my iPhone using Arbtalk
  9. Shoulder and bicep surgery

    I have the sling and I'm in it for six weeks. Have to loosen it off every now and again to prevent cramp. Sent from my iPhone using Arbtalk
  10. Shoulder and bicep surgery

    Ouch ouch and ouch Sent from my iPhone using Arbtalk
  11. Shoulder and bicep surgery

    I have first physio next week which will be the three week stage. Apparently, there wasn't much left to repair in the shoulder hence the tenodesis op. They couldn't reattach the tendon in the same place so I'm a little concerned with how long it'll all take to heal. First estimates from the occupational therapist have me back to work mid December but that was based only on the SLAP repair. Mostly I'm hearing anywhere between 9 months and two years before fit for heavy work. Sent from my iPhone using Arbtalk
  12. Shoulder and bicep surgery

    Just had surgery for a major SLAP 2 tear and a bicep tenodesis. Just wondered if anyone else has had one, t'other or both and any info on complications, healing time etc. Sent from my iPhone using Arbtalk
  13. Military surplus waterproofs

    Awesome, cheers guys. £25 is silly cheap. A couple of those and you don't really mind if they get bashed about and dirty. Sent from my iPhone using Arbtalk
  14. Military surplus waterproofs

    I got given a Swazi for work but it's short sleeved and $275. I also have a Stihl waterproof that was $350. Looking for some cheaper ones that'll take a beating and the military ones are always recommended. Sent from my iPhone using Arbtalk
  15. Military surplus waterproofs

    I know the whole waterproof discussion has been done to death but can anyone recommend a good Military surplus supplier (UK, EU or US) and a tried and trusted waterproof and breathable jacket. Not interested in the expensive chainsaw stuff. Sent from my iPhone using Arbtalk


Arbtalk.co.uk is a hub for the arboriculture industry in the UK.  
If you're just starting out and you need business, equipment, tech or training support you're in the right place.  If you've done it, made it, got a van load of oily t-shirts and have decided to give something back by sharing your knowledge or wisdom,  then you're welcome too.
If you would like to contribute to making this industry more effective and safe then welcome.
Just like a living tree, it'll always be a work in progress.
Please have a look around, sign up, share and contribute the best you have.

See you inside.

The Arbtalk Team

Follow us

Get in touch

facebook feed

Recent tweets