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Tony Croft aka hamadryad

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    Internationaly renowned superarborist Hamadryad- "you cant touch this"

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  1. I do not really feel there is any connection with the title of the thread and its content? Seems more like common sense advice in conduct than actual advice, and I dont really think 30 is the age most SHOULD be looking to more serious roles, given most enter arb late these days.
  2. Probably not that many! no its looking like they all buggered off! lol I stick my oar in now and then just to see.
  3. so whos around still that i am familiar with!
  4. Hi anyone that might be listening, seems the forums a bit devoid these days! Does anyone have a deep enough understanding of biometric scaling to help elaborate on the 4th dimensional fractal nature as mentioned ? I am assuming maybe incorrectly it refers to the foliar area versus dry mass and the management of reserves within the fractal mass. I think their is a link with regards decay and retrenchment of trees with decays that would mean both the pruners and the non pruning arguments have been chewing the same bone from either end. If thats what i think it is, and im right, this is a pretty cool settling of a long fought battle ! heavy I know but somebody gets it.
  5. Jet 3520b, serious lathe. almost fulltime these days
  6. How many arbtalkers are still hanging out around here these days? and to keep on thread my hobbies havent changed much since i was last here.
  7. Thats going way too far! no one needed to see that, scared for life now
  8. Taking random pictures off the internet of several wildly different species from wildly different ecological regions is not gonna help you! What was your host, what country was it in, would be a good start
  9. that fungi is probably secondary, the barks peeling, there was a bacterial disease of robinia frissias that made them die rapidly and stink, this looks the same, possibly armillaria attach as well there is root plate adaptions, i doubt those bodies are perenni as per your idea. perenniporia is perennial and tough like leather.
  10. a crustose job hard to pin down on these images, eating sloughed bark
  11. first stage of a Juglans regia pollard, compromised by Inonotus hispidus. hard enough to reduce loads but not so hard as to shock too much, re growth points will ensure a more realistic pollard next round.
  12. this will never end! soon we will be banned from climbing like germany did a while back!
  13. yep, thats essentialy what were doing here and it will stay that way till I say so!


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