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  1. Just to clarify... my back related symptoms were the result of tree work injuries, not wrestling with gorillas! 🤣
  2. Seems like loads of people have had these problems eh? I have the odd twinge now and again, but 20+ years ago I was regularly taking whole weeks off work for back related symptoms. My saviour was spending some money on a really good mattress for my bed. Really did the trick for me!
  3. Come across several tree owners over the years who say stuff like "Now don't get me wrong, I like trees..... but it's the ****ing LEAVES!!! " Which ends up with jobs looking like this. And probably a satisfied customer.
  4. Took the one out I worked on because the customer thought it was a danger to his house. It was only when I was id-ing it after the event that I read that one of it's telltale features is the leaning trunk!!!
  5. Looks like Nothofagus Antarctica mebs? Worked on one for the first time last year. D'oh, too late....
  6. Working next to a roost tree of a colony of parakeets today in Fenham, Newcastle. Been there the last 2 or 3 years the locals said. Wonder how far north they get???
  7. Lovely stuff, some nice wood there. Got a collection of interesting bits around the garden myself. Waiting for a quiet day off work to slice them up and see what they look like inside.
  8. Back to the same house today to take down a Syc and shape a Holly. One neighbour with a list of work that will take us 2days and more in the pipeline... Another half a day's climbing down the street for someone else. Absolute goldmine this cat rescue lark!!!
  9. Another phone call yesterday. Poppy back in the house. :laola:Celebrations all round. The end
  10. Bad light stopped play in the end. It was such a faff getting into the bloody tree that I spooked the cat and it wouldn't come anywhere near me. I talked to Poppy nicely. I brought Poppy her favourite dinner. I offered to carry Poppy down the tree in a nice furry bag. Nope... All that ivy stopped me wielding anything to knock it out of the tree, even. She came for a look at me and mewped a bit when she smelt her dinner. The cat was not chuffed to be sharing the tree with anyone like me and was last seen disappearing upwards into the tangle. Oh well, a fourth night up the tree for Poppy.
  11. Bit of snow here this morning, so today's job postponed to Saturday. Chance to get stuck into that paperwork I've been putting off...until the phone went. First time ever to get the callout for a cat up a tree!! By the time we got there, we've only got a couple of hours of daylight. The tree is tucked away at the end of the garden, a biggish poplar smothered in ivy, with the first branch at about 30ft. Brilliant. It didn't end well...
  12. Some great pictures on here. Seems like the best leaf colours for a few years. Over in the Lakes/North Pennines yesterday and the Beeches seem to be really colourful there.
  13. Loads of flowers still going strong round here.
  14. Just seen the video. Looks a tough challenge!!! Think I'll be sticking with my Pantin. :thumbup:


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