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Ian Clarke

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About Ian Clarke

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    Senior Member, Raffle Sponsor 2013
  • Birthday 28/03/1987

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  • Location:
    suffolk/norfolk border
  • Interests
    enjoying life
  • Occupation
    tree rat
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  1. Ian Clarke

    Career progression

    Level 4 course
  2. Ian Clarke

    Abc Level 2

    Too difficult no I don't think so. It will be tough but in the lessons you get the assignments and they give you some info then point you in roughly the right direction so then you have to find the answers anyway. But speak to Dave Dowson or Andy summerley at tree life. They were the main authors of the new level 2 and 4. They can talk you through it.
  3. Ian Clarke

    Isa Certification vs level 4 Arboriculture

    You do have the brains to do it. If you have worked in arb for a good few years. You would of seen a lot of what is covered. I'm close to finishing my level 4. All I would say is the time commitment that is needed. But after the first year of lessons you have 2 years to hand in assignments. So if you are not in a rush you can still achieve the qualification. Speak to Dave Dowson or Andy summerley at tree life. They were the main authors of the new level 4 and can point you in the right direction. P.s. the level 6 has 2 years of lessons and then a further 5 years I believe.
  4. Ian Clarke

    Shipping Gear Aus to UK

    I've not done it personally. But know that airlines will want all fuel and oil out of the saws. Consider contacting a UK company that may ship things to Aus but not have things to bring back. Also consider contacting DART disaster arborist response team in the UK as they have had to send multiple people saws and climbing kits out on planes at short notice so they could have some good tips. Anyway good luck
  5. You sure I'm interested.
  6. If youre not up for climbing or happier on the ground then see if you can hire someone in who is good at that job. Like someone said earlier. You have got skills for running business. So get someone in who has the necessary skills. Like hiring the right bit of kit to make the job easier.
  7. If you want to use the results to inform clients of what you find. I would say you need it calibrated because if the poo hits the fan and they find out it's not calibrated it won't stand up in court. That's how I understand it.
  8. Ian Clarke


    What he says with the 20 inch bar.
  9. Ian Clarke

    Isa Certification vs level 4 Arboriculture

    Give the office an email they will let you know the price.
  10. Ian Clarke

    Small winch on 6" Timberwolf

    £2340 inc vat will get you 1800kg straight pull. It can be doubled up with the pulley the provide to 3600kg.
  11. Ian Clarke

    Small winch on 6" Timberwolf

    Consider this https://eder-powerwinch.com/en/powerwinch-1800/ We have one at work and you can then move it to what ever location you need it. It's a brilliant bit of kit. I don't know how much a winch on the back of the chipper would cost but I don't think you would have much change out of the price for this.
  12. Ian Clarke

    Isa Certification vs level 4 Arboriculture

    I would suggest having a chat with the training provider about that as they will understand the qualification better than anyone else. But the course covers lots of other areas to do with trees.
  13. Ian Clarke

    Isa Certification vs level 4 Arboriculture

    I am currently on the level 4 with tree life and I can confirm the workload is big but it's doable. You will need to be 100% commuted. But it's going to be worth it.


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