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  1. Ive never really seen much video content of any full crown reductions. Anyone know any good ones?
  2. So I guess I need to bite the bullet and buy a long reach hedge trimmer to earn some extra dough. What are your favorites? Whats the best bang for buck out there? Always used Stihl but im not fussy
  3. So does anyone have any sneaky tips on tipping mulch without a tipper truck. Basically I have an open back high sided truck without a tipper and was thinking someone must have a better idea than shoveling it out! back braking to say the least!
  4. So i'm new to getting rid of waste in the UK. I was speaking to a gardener and he told me that un mulched branches are classed as a waste product and that you need a waste license to get rid of these at green waste sights. Is that correct? So as a tree surgeon without a chipper, will I be needing a waste license to get rid of everything other than timber? What setups do people use when operating without a chipper? Obviously the plan is to buy one as soon as possible but for now its just gunna be a hussle! Cheers
  5. Are there schemes in place that have the apprentice working for said amount of days per week and studying at college for a day? With the work experience counting towards the qualifications? Or is it just straight up standard employment?
  6. Has anyone ever employed someone as an apprentice? Is that possible in this line of work?
  7. What!!! I cant get 150 a day as a self employed climber!!!
  8. So whats the going hourly/day rate for a groundie nowadays? Got no idea what to pay someone. I guess we could say there's roughly 3 wage brackets here. Zero experience, Moderate experience and amazing make my life a breeze experience....its probably best to have an idea for each as i'm not sure who ill hire yet. I live in the Bristol area as that obviously plays a part in the wage as well. Maybe.
  9. Freelance climber looking for work in and around Bristol 6 years climbing experience Have my own kit, ground saw and climbing saw Day rate negotiable
  10. Its about time I start learning the Latin names of these trees really. Starting to get embarrassing..... Anyone got any tricks to help them stick?
  11. Cant figure out what this one is. Sure its obvious knowing me....
  12. What about professional indemnity? I dont see people talk so much about that here. Just as important?
  13. So what do most people choose? Im just about to get quotes from both Arborisk and Trust for public liability, employers liability and possibly tool cover. I've read on here a good ratio is PL 5m EL 10m and tool cover 25k. I have minimal tools so may skip all together but does the rest sound good? Also how many of you guys opt for personal injury cover? have you ever needed it and if so has it been really worth it, (do they pay out)?


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