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  1. Thanks Chris, Its a nice clear tree to do, but its a good size diameter, i didn't measure it, but would estimate around 900mm diameter
  2. Hi Can anyone recommend someone to do a PICUS on a mature Beech between Southampton and Romsey. Just the one tree Many thanks
  3. I’ve got this for sale on eBay at the moment.... https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F273670148286
  4. Ridleaves Ltd are an Arb Approved contractor and are looking for climbing arborists to join a friendly and skilled team of competent arbs. Work is varied and covers mostly commercial and utility arboriculture with some domestic work and other activities such as landscaping on occasion. We are looking for candidates with the usual NPTC certificates although trainees with the right attitude would be welcomed to apply. The role is full-time employed and salary is dependant on experience but ranges between £23-30k pa. Please submit CV’s to Dominic@ridleaves.co.uk We look forward to hearing from you!
  5. Hi all, Due to an increasing work load we have openings for full time climbing arborists either employed paye or freelance basis to suit the candidate. We are looking for competent and diligent Arbs who are looking to work in a small friendly company. Work will be varied but includes mainly commercial and utility Arb and covers much of the south of England. Usual nptc certificates will be expected but additional task specific training will be organised for the right candidates. Competitive salary offered, negotiable dependent on experience and qualifications PM or email cv’s to dominic@ridleaves.co.uk
  6. Due to an increasing workload we are looking for a climber/lead climber position in a friendly Arb Approved company based near Salisbury. Ideal candidates will hold cs units up to 40/41 (or equivalent) and have experience in a wide variety of different work. Other desirable tickets include; UA, PTS or CSCS as well as the usual ancillary tickets. Ridleaves ltd carry out a wide variety of commercial, utility and domestic arboriculture and the package is aimed at people looking for full-time employed although self employed candidates would also be considered. PM or email direct to dominic@ridleaves.co.uk
  7. Just to follow this up, the system worked a treat. ‘Client’ was easy to contact, Wood hip delivered to her spec and as agreed and we were both happy. Good system Steve and hope to be able to use it again and also to contribute to help out if and when possible!
  8. Must be. At least its not me hey!! Good system and would probably save people from regularly asking the same questions regarding chip sites. Good work!
  9. Hi Steve, Tried one of them today and just waiting for confirmation but think that they are happy to take it. Its a really good idea, is it available to view or is it a private list? Also, for some reason the original reply comes up on a thread if i go through my notifications but not if i just click through from the forum, just your response and GA groundcare's?
  10. Hi all, Looking for a site to tip one or two loads of woodchip on Saturday. Happy to sort out some beer money in return if needed. Many thanks in advance
  11. Bloody BRILLIANT Steve, top man thank you
  12. Hi all, Looking for a site to tip one or two loads of woodchip on Saturday. Happy to sort out some beer money in return if needed. Many thanks in advance
  13. RidArb

    Staff required

    Hi Everyone Ridleaves Ltd is an Arb Approved Contractor based near Salisbury and are currently looking for staff to assist is an increasing workload. Work is varied and interesting and with a skilled and experienced team. Part-time or full-time, employed or self employed. Contact us by pm or email dominic@ridleaves.co.uk
  14. Due to a high work load, We are currently looking for interested individuals who are looking to work for a small Arb Approved company, with a varied and interesting workload across the whole of the south. Ideal; candidates will have the usual NPTC certificates and happy to speak to anyone with the right attitude PAYE or self-employed or we would even consider other small companies Immediate start. PM or email - dominic@ridleaves.co.uk
  15. When we did it, it was all about assisting the climbers, so setting up and monitoring the site, selecting the right kit required by the climber, installing friction devices and operating them during rigging operations. I haven't got a copy of the course content to hand and you may find if you asked the assessor to oversee you in clearing the material or chopping it up it would cover your requirements but it wasn't something we did it for ourselves so never asked. As said originally, quite a nice little course, particularly if you have groundies who don't or haven't climbed as it gives a good formal insight into the complexities of the rigging operation
  16. One of my lads did it in conjunction with us doing unit 309 (old CS41). I thought it was quite a nice little course, whilst the lad who did it is not a climber, it was good to give him some formal training of the rigging system and how best to assist the climber, other than what is done on the job. The only thing I would say is that during our discussions during our most recent AA recert it was mentioned that the refresher training has to be relevant to what you are refreshing I.e. There is no chainsaw use on this course so does it constitute refreshing the lower CS units? I'll leave that for others to discuss....
  17. Hi Burgess if you don't have any luck getting a flail I've got a 6' rotary on a 90hp valtra. Would happily drive over and do it for yiu pm me if you need help Thanks
  18. I think it's about right. I had a chat with a person this week who was looking to make some space for a developer and would have resulted in a similar situation to this and he as these people just could not appreciate the value, importance and benefits of the trees. I think it's good that situations like this are being taken as seriously as they should be. Its good for us as an industry as it highlights the importance of getting proper arboricultural advice and good for the wider public as they will get a better service from an industry that acts in a responsible manner it helps add weight to the increasing argument about the value and importance of trees which can only be a good thing in my opinion
  19. In this instance we were quoting to supply and erect the fence and were just given the specification to supply tree protection fencing to BS 5837, I haven't seen the AMS but would expect to see it if we are awarded the job. Thanks for the reply's everyone, it has been very useful
  20. Thanks Kevin Would they still have to be fixed to the ground to prevent movement, or would a stay and another block be sufficient?
  21. This might be a bit of a straightforward question, but i can't seem to find a definitive answer elsewhere. When erecting tree protection fencing around a tree that is adjacent to a car park, I assume the specifications of the fencing is exactly the same as anywhere else, and the installation would be achieved by breaking out of an area of the tarmac to install the posts? Additionally, how would this change if it the surface was concrete or a hard surface to be retained? I appreciate the ultimate aim is to protect the rooting area, so the surface is already going to be giving some protection, providing that it is preexisting, but surely the fencing is aimed to protect the tree as a whole during works? Thanks in advance
  22. Hi all, I have a load of woodchip I need to move off a site near J11 of the M4, access for 8 wheeler or tractor, No artics unfortunately, and there is possibly 3 8 wheeler loads to move. Any interest or leads would be appreciated PM or email dominic@ridleaves.co.uk


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