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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. The AA has the intermediate tree inspection course running dates are for next year though.
  2. At work we have 2 Toyota helix and they how really nice the uprated springs makes it better for tall things like our mewps. But I'd rate them highly. I think we have the 3.0l one
  3. Speak to s.p landscapes Tree Surgery, Landscaping & Stump Grinding in Suffolk by SP Landscapes WWW.SPLANDSCAPES.CO.UK Here at S.P. Landscapes & Tree Contractors we focus on all types of Tree Surgery, Landscaping, Stump Grinding in Newmarket, Suffolk and across East Anglia.
  4. I have been taught say what you see. *ivy covered tree - remove to allow further inspection. That is the first survey done. Invoiced and paid. Work is done by x/y/z The next survey does not have to be done by you they could ask a competitor. In my mind it's a 2nd contract. Or state in the terms and conditions state that a revisit will be charged at £xxxx Edward c was more clear and concise
  5. I have used both and prefer the timberwolf. Ease of use and maintenance. They are reliable and have always had great support from the local dealership.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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
  9. 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.
  10. 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.


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