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Ian Flatters

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About Ian Flatters

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  • Birthday 15/12/1983

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  1. Blue sky tree care Ltds grapple saw truck? I'm sure I've seen that on Instagram.
  2. I'd suspect phytophthora ilicis as it seems to be doing what it does. It's a farmhouse/flower growers. The driveway is for the house only, 2 trees are in the front flower bed and the soil is predominantly a sandy brown loam with a low percentage of clay. High Point within the area so quite good at self draining. I hope that helps a bit.
  3. I went and looked at this last night and suspect phytophthora is the culprit, but I've never seen such rapid defoliation over 3 months. Any comments greatly received.
  4. I was just really impressed with our guy Connor as he's got a forester and arb background. I think I said if of messed that up and ruined the timber about 20 times. It's been really interesting learning about the differences between arb and timber work. Although I did feel inspired and found up my logging tape (then modified its design) and he's going to give me some pointers next week.
  5. We had to remove this Douglas fir Thursday. I counted the rings to 138 and the client had a picture from around 1910-1920 with it in. A bit of a shame sadly, so I made a little video.
  6. Not so much today's work, other than putting the video together. The one with the 2 chippers I managed to crash the mewp before we finished. The second one was as far a it got for that day, then I was off site for the next few days. Anyway I hope you enjoy and spot the flying groundy [emoji849]
  7. Apologies for not getting back sooner. I've really pulled off social media a bit. It's salhouse Broad, Norfolk.
  8. Hi Chris, It was £1300 new so I thought it was worth a purchase. I've only spent a day up the yard with it but have been plesently supirsed and prefer it much more than sawing it smaller and lifting them onto the splitter by hand. Trying to convert them into billets instead.
  9. A few recent job pictures, playing up the yard, chipping on very soft ground, not thinking and driving onto dredgings, fishing branches out of the water and loving the reach of the platform. [emoji106]
  10. Couldn't of picked a better day to be working by the broads. Quite a lot of shortening limbs on a few veteran oaks, major deadwood over the paths. I think the last big tree I remember a member on her posing in the large cavity.
  11. Just to clarify it comes in at 3.2t with the trailer and loaded up. I just re read it and it sounded like it came in at 2.7t loaded.
  12. It's a multitel Smx250. There's quite a few using these now to be honest and I think a couple of members on here too. Comes in at 2.7t with a full tank and loaded onto my 3.5t beavertail trailer I can tow it behind one of my empty canters. I used to hire only when needed with mewps but over the last few weeks I've realised that they can just boss stuff easily and from a distance.
  13. A few recent bits, mainly mewp related [emoji23][emoji23].
  14. A tried to get some footage in an order of the final few pops we were removing. I hope you all enjoy and are being safe in this mad world.
  15. Hi john, Even better that the lads are keener than me to carry them out. [emoji23][emoji23] I use final cut Pro on the imac, its total overkill for what I need to be honest. I can only assume I purchased it back when I thought I was going to be some arb movie star. Good news for everyone when that never happend. [emoji23]


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