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Tony Croft aka hamadryad

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  1. Probably not that many! no its looking like they all buggered off! lol I stick my oar in now and then just to see.
  2. so whos around still that i am familiar with!
  3. 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.
  4. Jet 3520b, serious lathe. almost fulltime these days
  5. 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.
  6. Thats going way too far! no one needed to see that, scared for life now
  7. 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
  8. 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.
  9. a crustose job hard to pin down on these images, eating sloughed bark
  10. 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.
  11. this will never end! soon we will be banned from climbing like germany did a while back!
  12. yep, thats essentialy what were doing here and it will stay that way till I say so!
  13. but it would also open the flood gates, if the brit arbs knew the life I have here!
  14. husky dont get much of a look in to be honest. And with my 088 being snatched for photoshoots with random strangers im long overdue a cheque from still for promotional work!
  15. Thats not a bad idea, would be an eye opener, its like the wild west
  16. Funny really because here there was no arboriculture, so i ended up kicking it all off, its been interesting because its like being in england 30 years ago. Theres only a handfull of arbs here now,
  17. nobody is gonna enforce that on me! I Use three anchors in very special circumstances and maybe those circumstances have arisen half a dozen times in my long career! 32 years now to be exact. This ruling is not only absurd but just proves how distant those making the rules are from the coal face reality of arboricultural practice.
  18. So what Your saying or being vague about saying is that in the not too distant future it will be law that a climber must use two climbing ropes. I'm glad my career is nearly over! now HSE is indeed going over and beyond sanity.
  20. Lets throw you lot a curve ball! Inonotus nidus- Quercus frainetto, Black sea coast (semi Mediterranean)


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