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  1. the climber is my mate who came to make the job safe after my brain fart - I had choked a line at the top and attached the branch stub via a sling and poorly tied prussik (like I said above only 2 wraps) took up the slack, lanyarded in and proceeded to cut, clipped saw and went to push piece off branch collar ready to lower myself using the prussik (instead of one of those aerial friction devices), to be clear I wasn't trying to snatch it, as the piece was below the rigging point, no slack and (I thought) it was locked solid on the prussik until I wanted to let it down, however it swung to the side and ( i think) also slipped about 18" or so down the line before gripping, by which time it had twatted my ankle, which I rested on the rung of a ladder in a carefree manner. I feel sorry for me a bit, but Sean who typed a few bits on here - Christ
  2. I was an amateur who got what was coming to him. Trying to self lower on only a two wrap prussik(not enuf wraps for a start) feet on a ladder, the list goes on you get the picture - timber ropes agony Entenox gas - doesnt block it when they try to reset an ankle for temp plaster- squealed like a wimp - blah fucker
  3. 'A thatcher is clearly taking hazel rods on an ad hoc basis throughout Cocksedge Wood and because it is in shaded areas, the cut stump is rotting and potentially killing each coppice stool where it dies back.' I'd have been more worried about someone with a see in the dark logging horse nicking the ash
  4. I've seen a small area with massive alders and ash, any windthrow just left leaning at all sorts of angles, not a single footpath, ivy nearly to the top of most trees, ferns and surprisingly not all that much bramble. I imagine this is what the dinosaurs knew as home, long before the mammals with opposable thumb and forefinger. We aren't the only creatures that manage woodlands - once a beaver gets to work the woodland can be considered to be under active management.
  5. Couldn't find a photo of anyone using an extended ladder tied to a tipper with the top of the ladder unsupported in free space, but did find this excellent image originally posted here by johnp
  6. So you're too poor to buy a MEWP, too unprofessional to hire one. What you can do if you can park under the branches and have an open top tipper back is somehow secure the base of ladder to tipper floor (working on it) then ratchet strap ladde with it leaning to top of tipper frame (or possibly top of trailer ladder rack) extend ladder full 27ft and climb ladder into thin air without it supported at top. Disaster waiting to happen, or may just help clearing out around bt lines. If no one was watching could even lanyard in at the top and use a polesaw two handed. Tree Cutters Guild Approved Contractor.
  7. Nice work if you can get it - and you can get it if you try
  8. any superpowers thinking of invading Canada and nicking their oil + minerals should do it now, while the Canadians are all stoned on cheap weed
  9. hopefully there will be plenty of gardens with trees more than 35m from the road, or he will hoover up all the work, what I've been messing with today - a leaning ash over sheds and fences would have been gone before I had bagged an anchor point
  10. that's a CGI fake though - they've even mashed up the company name - the Boston Dynamics one is today's engineering
  11. order the full self driving package and a Boston Dynamics brash dragger

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