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About squiralsquasmosis

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  • Location:
    The gateway to North Essex
  • Interests
    A love of all mesolithic (stoneage) technology has dominated my interest this year.
  • Occupation
    Arborist, would like to try Tree Inspector though..
  1. Ive got a couple of months in the midlands but it would be good to get together around bud break if possible, sometime in March? Can I camp at your farm too? Tent not caravan... To get the thread back on track has anyone done geocaching with tree climbing?
  2. Hi Andy, nice to hear from you again... I found what I was looking for. Have you hear of geocaching? Well I discovered that there is geocaching in trees which is just what I was looking for. I need a goal when climbing trees for some reason and this sounds perfect for me. If anyone doesn't know it envolves leaving a log of your visit in a cache which is placed in a tree and registered with a GPS coordinate for you to find the tree. Sounds fun, nice and high up. PS. Andy,I'll be back down soon I've got your no. and Stu's.
  3. Hi everyone, I moved into the academic side of the industry this year but am desperate not to let my skills and fitness decline, therefore its seems natural to look into recreation climbing. I have been out to a few local trees but it soon occurs to you that finding and gaining permission to climb the more interesting looking trees is the main issue along with having someone around who can help if you get into a little difficulty. Can anyone share experiences or even trees which where permission may be granted? I assume there are some formal clubs too but I am not sure if this is the case. Regards, squiralsquasmosis
  4. Hi everyone, It has been some time since I have posted and some of you many have thought I had fallen from a tree or any of the other potential hazards encountered in this profession but no, I have been fourtunate enough to enter the academic side of the industry. Recently I have been envolved in procuring this seasons stock for replanting and although I cant fault the nurseryman for the condition of the trees there is little opportunity for provenance of stock to suit the city I service. This issue should concern our industry and is highlighted with threat posed by ash dieback and how it has exposed the working of tree nursery industry. If the tree nursery industry continues to work to economies of scale in my view the likelyhood potential problems listed will increase: Monoculture of stock Weak potential disease resistance Transit cost and disease importation I fail to see how the industry in its current state can tackle these problems as my experience in trying to source trees recently has shown me. I only want to highlight this issue with the beginning of this thread as I wonder if anyone has any ideas/plans in regard to providing provenance for future planting already in place or can give me more insight into how the industry functions. Regards, squiralsquasmosis.
  5. hi mate been on holiday ring me when you get this

  6. Hi the names Neil and I have the AATC and PTI qualification,




  7. Hi andy, I've been trying to get hold of you for a reference. Could you call me cheers.


  8. hi mate ring me first on 07414565126

  9. Hi andy, do you have olly's number. I need to speak to him. Cheers.

  10. Hi neil saw some trees we did a while back near the pitch and put they look top notch

  11. Try this link if you want to see how fire lighting with Fomes was done: [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GaHNWaBmNJU&feature=player_detailpage]YouTube - ‪Fire From Fungi‬‏[/ame]
  12. It is a funny thing when I started looking for fungus when studying arb, as you discover their past uses they take on a new life. Less like the tree killers they first appear. Makes them easier to remember too.
  13. Hi mate how you rolling?

    Are you taking your exam this month?

  14. I developed a great deal of interest in this fungi when I discovered its fire tinder uses, not a bad looker too. I'll keep my eye out I'm sure its here somewhere...does it seem favour any environmental conditions? Thanks


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