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About ContractArb

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    Junior Member, User formerly known as T'hillbilly'
  • Birthday 04/10/1970

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    Contract climber CS 30,34,35,36,37,38,39,40,41,42,45,48. IPAF 1b. CSCS. Forestry 1stAid
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    Awesome. Hope that's true
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    First Impressions of the 150T

    I've had a play with the Stihl MS 150. I must admit I scoffed when it was handed to me; "What is this? Stihls latest toy saw?" I lightly pruned a few birch with it, no probs, then I reduced 3 large pops - chewed through 10in stems easily. I also used it to deadwood some mature oaks - plenty of ancient staghorn of 8-9in diameter. As Adam says, you have to let it do the work, but it was quite happy chugging through this iron-hard old stuff. The best thing about it by far is the weight. It's so much lighter than the 020s I generally use, so much so in fact that I hardly knew it was on my belt. I'm going to get one of these babies, use it for pruning thus prolonging the life of my trusty 020s.... Good work Stihl....
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    Weeks groundwork Milton Keynes

    Chainsaw operators required. cs30 cs31 Cscs card. Start Mon 10 feb 5 days work 0730-1630 Phone Steve: 07885 680412 Email harrop@allseasonsnw.co.uk
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    Please ID

    Thankyou for your help. At first I ID'd it as American Honey Fungus. There was an araucaria next to the cherry. I thought maybe the spores had traveled with the monkey puzzle rootball. However wielding Occam's chainsaw made this seem pretty unlikely! Chris
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    Please ID

    Try as I may, I cannot get any milk from the things... I think the rimroll is a more likely candidate (thanks fellas)
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    Please ID

    Present now around the roots of a mature flowering cherry. Please help..
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    Full Time Position

    Post taken, thanks.
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    Full Time Position

    FULL TIME POSITION available. South Wirral. Tree Surgery, Landscaping Overview Tree work, gardening & landscaping. Chainsaw & aerial rescue tickets essential. CSCS & 7.5ton/trailer licence will put you at the top of the list. On behalf of: harrop@allseasonsnw.co.uk
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    Been asked a thousand times but......

    Watch out - I think there's a troll hiding under my post!
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    Been asked a thousand times but......

    I've been working in Cheshire for the last 20 years Chris. I think your best bet (if you haven't already) is to pick your nearest dozen or so arb firms & contact them via sail-mail. It's a fairly radical approach in this day & age but it may pay dividends. Offer to work free for a trial - the best way to meet the faces behind the companies. If you impress your name may get put about, it's a fairly small world round here. Beleive it or not; there are people in this county who've never heard of ArbTalk:001_tongue: Treefellers in Broxton down the A49 are always on the lookout for hard workers (you can get in touch with the general manager here: Spoolos) http://arbtalk.co.uk/forum/employment/56035-workers-required-cheshire.html Good luck.
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    Subbie work around the Wirral for a good, fast, competent climber

    (Thanks for that wonderful bit of advice Felix)
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    Subbie work around the Wirral for a good, fast, competent climber

    PM sent matey

    <p>hiyaa mate... its dave how are you? good xmas? working much? im still at college <img src="<fileStore.core_Emoticons>/emoticons/sad.png" alt=":(" srcset="<fileStore.core_Emoticons>/emoticons/sad@2x.png 2x" width="20" height="20" /> but on work placement at treefellers from the end of feb so hopefully might see you.</p>

    <p> </p>

    <p>all the best for 2013 x</p>


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    Funny things customers say ?

    I had one the other day: "You and your mates have done a great job, I've given them a tip. You can't have one though as you're self-employed." (WTF?)
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    Chainsaw operator/climber with cscs northwich

    Yr mesage box is full Rob... Email sent.


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