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the village idiot

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  • Birthday 18/09/1977

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  • Location:
    Suffolkshire
  • Interests
    woodlands and their possibilities
  • Occupation
    woodman
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    ip6 8eh
  • City
    ipswich

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  1. Thanks everyone! I haven't seen the tree and I don't personally know the owners. I certainly don't know how to tackle anything like this. AHPP has graciously offered to have a chat with them to see what can be done. Many thanks for the input😊
  2. Morning folks, An acquaintance of mine has a large oak in their garden which is starting to split in two from the base of the crown. This is way outside of my field of knowledge in terms of what can be done. There are constructions under the tree that would be damaged should the split continue and the limbs fall off. Is there any method of bracing/strapping the stem, or is it a crown reduction job? Is there anyone in the South Suffolk area that would be able to have a look and quote for remedial action? Dodgy pictures below. Many thanks, TVI.
  3. Good evening Oh wise ones. An acquaintance of mine has a large oak in their garden which is starting to split in two from the base of the crown. This is way outside of my field of knowledge in terms of what can be done. There are constructions under the tree that would be damaged should the split continue and the limbs fall off. Is there any method of bracing/strapping the stem, or is it a crown reduction job? Is there anyone in the South Suffolk area that would be able to have a look and quote for remedial action? Dodgy pictures below. Many thanks, TVI. Ha! Chance would be a fine thing! I can assure you that I won't be a competitor, as much as I would love to be a woodland owner. Hope you get it! Regards, Graham
  4. Hi dingosbaby, What an absolutely lovely message. Thank you so much! I have sorely neglected the thread over the last year or so. I'll certainly do some updates in the spring so you can see how the rides are developing. The woods are always open to people who send such fantastic messages. Where are you based? I'd also be interested to know how you stumbled upon this thread nestled deep in the arbtalk archives.
  5. No trouble at all, and no rush. The pictures have garnered quite a bit of interest which I wasn't anticipating. If I decide to sell I'll pop it on arbtrader after giving your friend first refusal if he is interested.
  6. Yes, permanent 4 wheel drive on flotation agricultural tyres. A few piccies. Could do with a wash and blow dry! If your friend was ever round these parts he'd be very welcome to have a drive to get a feel for the alpines.
  7. I've got a Pasquali 49hp, 760 hrs, reverse drive that I would consider offers on as I want to buy an excavator. A couple of forestry bumps and bruises but nothing serious. Trouble is I'm the other side of the country. I'll dig out some pictures if your friend is interested? TVI.
  8. Fantastic! Thanks mr magicfingers. Great to hear that you are enjoying managing your patch. It never ceases to amaze me what can materialise when you let a bit of light in. Do you have any ponds? Would love to see some pictures of what you've been up to if you have any?
  9. Hi Jim, I'd be interested in a price for that machine if QuattroKev doesn't go for it.
  10. It's jolly nice that your oil rig buddies are so obliging. Brokeback mounting?
  11. Hi Rushes, Thanks for the interest! I'll see what I can do with pictures of the woodland regeneration. I'm not generally a prolific photo taker but I'm sure I can muster up some shots. I'll also put together a breakdown of what TVI 2 and I manage to earn. It will be important to note that we value work pleasure over max profitability and our earning potential is greatly determined by our particular circumstances (woodland type, woodland size, management objectives, owner engagement etc.) but I can certainly give you some sort of general idea. Give me a few days to dust off the picture machine and fire up the abacus.🙂
  12. Hi Toad. Partly that yes, but the main focus this time around is to establish new access tracks into uncharted areas of the Wood so we can actually get in there and make some sense of them. Some of them will remain as shady narrow rides and some of them will be widened motor manually to let in more light and reap the wildlife benefits that this brings. And this year's Darwin award goes to TVI 2!
  13. Not really my bag Eggs, have you tried Bolam?
  14. I'm a right chubster and have no problem with the SIP trousers.

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