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Ian Clarke

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  1. Boots are a very personal thing I would suggest something like superfeet insoles or something that gives you more support. Then after that go with something you like.
  2. Hi all Just saw this on Facebook marketplace Its not mine just saw it as browsing through. https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2855332827893902/
  3. 1. Any idea who owns a xxx machine that could do this in east of England and 2. I've never heard of a fret saw I'll look it up.
  4. Hello all I have seen a design I like he look of and would like recreated but with a few tweaks. I don't know if it comes under carving or something else so would like to ask people if it's possible and any recommendations of someone that can do it I am in the east of england near thetford. Many thanks Ian C
  5. What about this with a cutter head on it???[emoji16]
  6. Ah I forgot about the wearing over glasses bit but if you follow the link there are other offerings of mesh safety specs that could be worn over glasses. The ones I'm thinking of have a band to go around the back of your head.
  7. I have used these before when chogging down with a 460 on stems with wind blowing in my face. They are inexpensive and will never fog up.[emoji6]
  8. Willow hedge. Plant thin whips of willow. These can be the end of branches. You can make them to the height you want. once they have rooted they can be crossed over each other at angles. It can be very thin and kept easily. And removed easily if ever needed. I remember seeing it in a RHS encyclopedia book one time and it sounded interesting.
  9. Council accidentally chops down 800 trees WWW.BBC.COM The saplings had been planted in Palmer Park in Reading by a group of volunteers. Well this won't help the cause.
  10. I like the idea that they realise they need to plant trees but the biggest problem I see is the after care. How many times have you seen guards left on too long, dead stock *patches or entire planting schemes*. They have the money to plant them but not the follow up to actually get a decent mature tree. Which for the benefits to be had the tree needs to reach maturity. Just my 2 pence worth Have a good day everyone
  11. The AA has the intermediate tree inspection course running dates are for next year though.
  12. 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
  13. 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.
  14. 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
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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
  19. 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.

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