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dale@coastal

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About dale@coastal

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    Senior Member, Raffle Sponsor 2011, 2015
  • Birthday 10/12/1969

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  • Location:
    Weymouth
  • Interests
    Plants, wine, fishing and family - not necessarily in that order...
  • Occupation
    Arborist
  • Post code
    DT4 9HX
  • City
    Weymouth, Dorset

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  1. Another thumbs-down from me - I can't believe Husqvarna are still selling these cans. Mine was awful from the outset. Still using the previous model and the clear Stihl combo can which is simple, but just works.
  2. Phew! You have no idea how relieved I am. Ta very much
  3. First posting here folks. Used a pull line via GRCS to make sure of direction due to the proximity of a garden building
  4. Thanks to Steve and all the generous sponsors! My Super Se#y chain oil has just been delivered, complete with more demure images...
  5. Thanks for the suggestions. The fruiting bodies don't appear to be regular 'bracket' shapes - they all form from a central stem more akin to a standard mushroom shape, only much bigger. The land was also an area of landfill covered with a thin layer of topsoil. Perhaps a large log got buried?
  6. We came across these specimens under thick bramble scrub today. Anybody recognise them? They appear to be mycorrhizal.
  7. I've got a 6'x4' trailer with tail ramp and mesh sides. CS100 fits inside nicely and gets lashed down to internal fixing points with ratchet straps. Also space for a couple of road signs, or a load of modest logs if you're into that. The trailer is the largest size you can take into a domestic council recycling centre, so handy for small jobs, etc. if using a car rather than a truck. Have also just had a 10'x5.5' trailer made. This will take the wee chipper sideways-on at one end, leaving space for almost two tonnes of arisings... Pretty useful.
  8. It's the 3.5t Grafter. I've had it a little over a year, and it already had the tool cabinets and a standard tipper bed with drop down sides and rear. I had the bodywork done at Buffalo Trailers in Yeovil, and the signage by Sprint Signs in Weymouth. The body is aluminium boards around a reinforced galvanised frame, with chequer-plate roof so I can get up there for street tree work etc. Roof frame also acts as a ladder rack, or can carry lengths of timber for landscape jobs. Roughly £4k investment but it's already paying for itself...
  9. Another option is to use some 'wood-effect' uPVC fascia board. This is very flexible, weather-proof and provides a nice contrast to the lighter decking. Simply screw onto your joists or outer frame
  10. Here's my Isuzu tipper after some tidy bodywork and wrapping. I think she looks the biz but I am very biased!
  11. Small job, but I'm keen to practice filming as much video as possible, for the following reasons; It's good for website SEO The team like to share their exploits with family and friends It's a useful learning aid - spotting mistakes then discussing alternative techniques It can be fun, adding an extra dimension to the job Clients also like to see the videos Like most arbtalkers, I'm learning all the time, and hope to make steady improvements as I pick up tips along the way (in both video and work generally!)
  12. Wille and the Bandits are one of the best live acts I've seen anywhere. Have seen them at least a dozen times live, and Will was kind enough to let me use their tunes on the videos. All good!
  13. Saved the lawn though, and didn't need to spend time lowering it...
  14. You pretty much summed it up!! That was yours truly trying to get some more video but it was raining cats and dogs at times so largely a waste of effort. Had another climber doing some reduction work in some adjacent small field maples...
  15. Danny dismantling a small Eucalyptus in Weymouth, Dorset. He's only been climbing for a couple of months (and by no means regularly) but he's loving every minute of it. [ame] [/ame]

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