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About WilliAm444

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  1. Conifers dying

    Possibly and never owned up
  2. Conifers dying

    Fairly new owners, when they moved in they were already dead. I didn’t notice any lesions, they are surrounded by shingle but I would have thought they’d all be dead if that was the issue.
  3. Conifers dying

    Could anyone shed any light on why some of these conifers in this hedgerow have died? I can’t see any fruiting bodies around the stumps. Thanks for any help in advance.
  4. Rowan ring barked by worms

    Thanks for your reply, the only reason I suspected pest is one of the other trees being affected is in a bed and I wouldn’t have thought that it would have been attacked with a strimmer but maybe it was.
  5. Rowan ring barked by worms

    Hi guys, Anyone know what this pest is and is there anything that can be done to another tree beginning to be attacked? Thanks
  6. Arb approval

    Thanks for your feedback Mark!
  7. Arb approval

    Having recently attended a workshop day for becoming an Arb approved contractor I wanted to ask anyone on here that has gone on and gained the approved status a few questions. Did you find that new doors began to open? (I currently do 98% domestic work, I am having to become VAT registered and will probably have to seek more commercial work.) A lot of the guys at the workshop sounded like they already had a certain amount of commercial clients and were looking to gain the status to cement their relationship. I have seen a certain amount of negativity towards the scheme on Facebook groups and wanted to know if companies on here share the same opinion or if they feel it is value for money? Appreciate any feedback Thanks
  8. Temperamental feed rollers?

    Yes but even on the milder days it's doing this and prior to the pipe coming loose and me changing the oil they would spin properly straight away.
  9. Temperamental feed rollers?

    Hi, My feed rollers on my Jbm 521mdx spin very slow on start up, once warm spin as usual. I did have a hydraulic hose come loose and since changing the oil the problem started. I have changed the hydraulic oil, it's not the valve block and its reaching 1200 rpm. Anyone else had a similar issue? Thanks
  10. Fungus I.D please

    No sorry I could take another look tomorrow. It was singular if that helps and it was the common mushroom shape. Thanks for your response!
  11. Fungus I.D please

    Hi, I recently was looking around the base of a beech tree for a customer and noticed this fungi on the ground very close to the tree. It had a branch fail recently, would this be linked to this fungus? Thanks
  12. Firewood processors on ebay

    Hi, Have you got any pictures of your palax?
  13. Health and safety setup for business

    Thanks for all the replies, it's basically a statement to enable me to get on the council contractors list. Thanks again William
  14. Hi Everyone, I was just wondering if anyone has any advice for writing a health and safety policy? I've looked on the AA website and hse website and the length of detail between the 2 really differs. Anyone who can help or suggest the best way to go about it will be greatly appreciated. Thanks
  15. How to build a DIY timber drying kiln

    Just wondering if you think this could be done on a smaller scale say 4 cubic meter sized kiln?


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