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    Meetings with remarkable trees, the Arbtalk version

    This is the biggest Ash tree I have ever seen, I was amazed at how big it was! A truly impressive tree.
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    25m Tracked Mewp for hire.

    Available to hire- this New Multitel 25m Tracked access Platform, willing to Travel and muck in on the job as required. Contact Alistair Magee 07886028830 Magee.arb@gmail.com if I can help you. Thanks.
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    Groundsman/ climber required.

    Good evening All, I appreciate its short notice, Is there any one who is self employed who can help me on a job Next week? The job is near Ascot and it shouldn't be too taxing, just general ground work and tree work, could do with Tuesday May, Thursday and Friday. Please text or call me on 07886028830. Thank you. Alistair Magee
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    Groundsman/climber looking for work.

    Hi all, Ive been contacted by a guy called Darrell, I met this guy several years ago while subbing to a Tree works who was doing street tree works company in London, He's based close to Guildford and is looking for work. Can any one help him? His number is 07922535463. He is too far away from me.
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    Check a Trade

    I used it for one year up North about 4 years ago, I was very hopeful to be honest. I paid something like £800-900 up front fees, as I used it, it became clear that the concept was slightly flawed, as I had to give 5 customers of my own to start it going which hadn't come from that advertising, and trying to get people to fill in their detailed report cards was a complete hassle. I can honestly say it didn't work for me, I had more people call trying sell me stuff than genuine customers wanting work done, every time I tried to get it to work for me, I struggled because many of my feed backs were from existing customers and not from Checker trade, so I declined to do another year. I hope others have had better luck with it than I? I'd say you should get a well maintained website going, keep up dating it and using social media. Village magazines, small adverts in little publications and try and remember that despite what you see others doing ( other companies) they have most likely had the same difficulties as you and will continue to do so, just keep trying, it will come right in the end, don't give up! Hope you get sorted.
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    Gobby punk had an accident p

    Hope you get better soon, maybe you should join Netflix and get the kettle on! take care.
  7. Hello all, I wanted to see if there was any interested parties out there who may want some Timber from a site we are likely to fell near Windsor Berkshire. The timber is a mixture of Oak, Holly, Yew, Sweet Chestnut, Lime and a small amount of softwood. Im either interested in hearing from people who want it and can pick it up in cord length from the site, ( No Cherry picking) It will be free. Another option is just to chip it all! Any one who has a large whole tree chipper and can get rid of the chip too, I appreciate this will not be a free service. The site is perfect for artics, and has some hard standing for processing and removal. I estimate there is approx 60 tone may be a bit more. Thanks, Alistair Magee. 07886028830, message me here on arbtalk.
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    Putting Pruning in Context

    I personally think this is a good a well written post, I enjoyed the read. Thanks.
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    Oooo - big One !

    Looks like the tree should have been felled before hand, Good post, Thanks for the upload Khriss. It often amazes me how trees can support such massive structures with often little to no roots, this is a good warning to tree owners to check their trees. Hope all is well? Alistair
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    Franchise to buy into?

    Does any one have a Franchise I can Buy into? I'm Located In between Windsor and Ascot, Ive the want to expand my Business foot print, but from experience already gained, I know it will take years to achieve. ( but I will start again if I have too) So Im asking the Question: to any Expanding tree work companies if they want to sell me a Franchise of their existing Business? All my trucks and plant machinery are completely un marked as I already use them to fit into other Organisations and their profiles. I have a lot of experience to offer and have a tone of motivation regarding tree works. I currently have an Instagram profile which you can take a look at if you want some proof of ability. a.mprofessionaltreesurgeons Thank you. Alistair Magee 07886028830 magee.arb@gmail.com
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    Help needed!

    I need the help of and individual to work this week, The job is in Binfield, Near Bracknell on Thursday and Good friday this week! Please call or text if your free? GOOD PAY! Easy job, just need someone to work with! need someone to drive an avant with a man cage on! Simples! Also so have a large 100 tree felling job to do and other dates next week, if your interested. big tree felling and pruning. Don't be put off, I wouldn't expect anyone do do something I couldn't and wouldn't do myself, a good attitude and having fun at work is more important to me. 07886027730- Alistair Magee.
  12. Hello all from A.M Tree Surgeons. Im looking for an individual to either employ full time, but ideally as a sub contractor like myself, I'm open to both! The work is a range of private and commercial arboriculture, mainly contracting for other companies, but I do, do my own works too. For a better understanding of the works I do, check it out on Instagram @a.mprofessionaltreesurgeons The location is in and around the Thames valley area, my business is well equipped machinery wise, and my motivations are towards high end quality pruning and large tree felling, id rather work smarter and more efficiently. Applicants must be relatively qualified with a minimum of a driving license, Tree climbing, Arial rescue, Chainsaw from a rope and harness, felling small trees and chainsaw maintenance with cross cut tickets. First aid at work, trailer license, medium tree felling, rigging and dismantling, chipper training and Cscs and or a professional qualification would be a great advantage. Im a big believer in paying someone for what they can do, so come with a good attitude and willingness to learn or bring the same level of attention to detail as I have and you will do very well! Pay dose depend upon the level of your experience, however to give you an idea, basic pay would be close to £120 per day with the added incentive of a financial bonus when the jobs allow. immediate start for the right person, all ages considered! Send me an email to magee.arb@gamil.com with describing yourself and skills and I will come back to you! Thank you!
  13. hello all, Im going to fell and remove some 20-30 hard wooded trees mainly sycamore and a few large limes and cherry trees, id estimate approx 25-30 tone. This timber can be cut to any size and stacked onsite for either collection or we can load you on site. Please contact me if you want this timber, its free:thumb up: contact Alistair Magee 07886028830
  14. Hi every one, Im looking for a grounds person or can be a climber too in the berkshire ascot and bracknell area? On a self employed basis, the climbing bit isn't essential as I'm really looking for a someone to work along side me. Ideally some one over 25 with a full licence and trailer test, lantra or nptc ground saw certs, arial rescue as a minimum, first aid and chipper units. Basic pay will be £100 per day, but can expect to earn more if the jobs are completed on time or if we work extra time on site, in a form of a bonus.I have some very good equipment which is normally used to speed up jobs, so where possible manual handling will be a thing of the past. I appreciate people coming to work on time and with the right attitude, would rather someone try their best than try to impress. The work will be a mixture of commercial contracting and domestic's, times may vary depending upon clients needs. Contact me on 07886028830 to discuss, text of call. thank you.
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    Contract climbing!

    Hello All, Im decided that I would like to contract climb for a bit, simply to meet some of my fellow tree surgeons in the Berkshire, oxford and surrey area and create some new work contacts. while i do have my own business still, i really enjoy being out there getting enveloped and meeting new people, I do respect the relationship between employer and contractor and don't want to be seen as threat, I would rather be out there working than just doing my own stuff. 18 years of tree experience, N,D in Arboriculture, all relevant nptc and Lantra certs, 1st aid and chipper< I've been planning on doing my stump grinder cert and some kind of health and safety course too. I consider myself to good value for money and would enjoy the experience to show my skill set to you. if anyone is interested, please call or text me on 07886028830. Alistair Magee.
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    Contracting works on price or %!

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    Contracting works on price or %!

    Hello all, Just relocated to the Thames Valley area, near Ascot. Im looking to make new working and contracting relationships where by my companies services can undertake priced of percentage works from other Tree management companies. My team is small but very experienced and well equipped to carry out any works, I have references from previous tree surgery clients who you can call, but more importantly I can demonstrate our value and worth, fully insured and qualified. HAVE DONE MANY JOBS IN RELATION TO SITE CLEARANCE, LARGE TREE, FELLING AND TREE PRUNING, SCHEDULE WORKS RELATING TO COMMERCIAL STREET TREE MAINTENANCE. All my vehicles and plant equipment are un-sign written,1-3 years old from new, allowing us to blend into the profile of another businesses. Tracked and remote control chipper and stump grinder ground sensitive equipment, narrow access and timber moving loaders, with tree sheer. I WANT TO BUILD A TRUSTED RELATIONSHIP WITH YOU, SO WE BOTH GAIN FROM IT, WOULD NEVER TAKE PEOPLES CLIENTS OR APPROACH THEM, TRUST AND RELIABILITY IS EVERYTHING! I would greatly Appreciate any works you may have, so please don't be offended of feel threatened by me posting this, I simply can not make contract climbing pay and obviously know the time involved in building new domestic client base. I really don't want to come across as another person blowing ones trumpet, however I've often been able to achieve great results regarding contract works given my experience and ability to climb and work in a safe and efficient manner. Please call or email for details, happy to travel within reason, thank you. Regards Alistair Magee- am tree surgeons magee.arb@gmail.com 07886028830 or facebook!
  18. Hi all, Ideally Im looking for a person of preferably 25 years or older( but not essential), with their basic chainsaw tickets a must! & drivers license to work with my business as a groundsman/ climber. I live between Northallerton and Darlington, the works will be in and around Teesside, Durham and North Yorkshire for my existing client base. The works consist of all aspects of tree works including Large tree removals on a weekly basis, Private and commercial contracting to other businesses, I am well equipt and will provide PPE to match my company colours, My yard is near village called East Cowton where we meet every day. I have no problem in using sub contractors or people who are looking for a more permanent position, but would insist on a trial period to see if every thing works out ok. wages will ultimately depend on ability and the right person making my life easier, Rough example would be £350 400 per week employed, and being more if you are a sub contractor. Trust and reliability are a must, I have an open mind to who ever wants to reply, I tend to work 5-6 days every week and have plenty of work on. Please email me on magee.arb@gmail.com or call on 07886028830. I look forward to hearing from you. Alistair magee- A.M professional Tree Surgeons
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    replacement Climber needed, Guildford.

    I have had to cancel a sub contract climbing job starting monday the 6th Of january for a friend called Rhys Brace from Guildford. looking to find him a replacement climber to help him out at short notice, can anyone help me/him out! His number is 07794102026. Please call him if your free! Alistair magee
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    help needed for Monday 6th January!

    Hi Every One, I hope you are well! Trying to find a replacement sub contractor For A friend of mine, who Ive had to let down at very sort notice due to illness. His name is Rhyes Brace "Charter House Tree care", working from near Guildford surrey! he has a job with a power shut down to take some trees down and needs a competent and reliable climber for possible of 5days work starting from this coming Monday the 6th. His number is 07974102026- I hope Someone can help him out! Very sorry for the huge inconvenience Rhys! Alistair magee.
  21. Im interested to hear what other people think about the yellow pages! I spend approx 3-4k for adverts, ad words and yell.com with yellow pages, every year, I dont particularly think that the service is very good or ever has been, but do and have made more money than I spend with them. Is a bigger advert better? would you increase your coverage to other areas/ Books? what do people think about using local numbers to hide your actual location, or would you just stick with your own Contact numbers, evan though potential customers seem to want local tradesmen? how do you advertise? My renewal date is soon for the Yellow pages, trying to decide is often too much of a head ache. Would appreciate to hear what others think and do!
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    Arbor trolley

    Avant 635 is the way forwards, but I appreciate they are expensive and you carnt always get them in, but Ive never looked back since getting one 5 years ago, A billion times better than a stein shopping trolley! O I mean log trolley.
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    Is arb work hard work?

    I agree wilks, Nicely put!
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    "Yellow Pages" How much would you spend on adverts?

    Im not a big business, by any standards. But that 10k is only approx 8% of my turn over, In north east of the uk, its not that tree covered, so have to advertise over a 50 mile radius to get the works I want to do, May be I should cut back as people are saying! ive been running about 9 years now, and yes I get alot of repeat customers, but theres always room for more growth and more profits!
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    "Yellow Pages" How much would you spend on adverts?

    I agree Matthew, How is it that so many companies advertise with YP? I agree they are not that great, Ive had plenty of trouble with them myself. My total budget every year is closer to 10 k on advertising, I do all the parish stuff, have a web site, with thomson local evan though I said they are no better than YPages. All trucks are sign written, do internet stuff too. Does any one advertise in any different ways to the norm? Has Any one Spent money with £ per click types or advertising like using add words with google? I have the same opinion of yp, that every one else does, just dont see any other ways to get more works. Do **** loads of tendering for works too!

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