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    Works at Betel UK. Supervise a men's recovery Centre. Co-run a tree surgery business. PR work.

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  1. No not on a main line. On a long lanyard. I use a 5m one with the zillion. Usually daisy chained up but there if needed as a secondary short climbing line.
  2. One and the same... I have a 9-5 job and then a 5-9 job. Never a dull minute.... we have around 40 mature oaks along with some ash, silver birch and hawthorn mainly..over around nearly an acre, not much of an understory as it used to get strimmed and flailed being a semi domestic area. The older trees are around 200 years old. We’ve cut the ivy at the stems on most of them as it was really taking over. I know there are differing opinions on that but I wanted to preserve the trees as best as possible. Here’s a big wind blown one from last winter.
  3. Excellent thread and great pictures VI.. Thanks for taking the time to put it together, really interesting. We’ve lost a few mature oaks at our place. This has inspired me to pull my finger out and do some replanting in the spring. Hoping to get a couple of packs from the Woodland trust. Cheers. [emoji106]
  4. PM sent. I’m not going to shame him in public, he knows who he is...
  5. Hi Paul, It’s interesting that the ‘new’ guidance allows for the use of single rope working for aerial rescue situations. Surely if two anchor points were reasonably practicable for all working situations then they would be for rescue situations as well? The concession for one rope to be used in rescue scenarios seems to me to be an admission in itself that ‘two rope working’ isn’t really practical at all in the majority of situations. Maybe the skill in navigating this new ‘guidance’ will not be in the tree but at the risk assessment stage.
  6. Same here, palleted up two loads of big laburnum pieces for a well known member on here. Paid the transport myself in good faith and never heard from him again. Chased him up for it and got zip. Got past feeling angry about it, kinda feel sorry for people who live their lives like that.
  7. Evening MrJ . Most of supermarket food waste now goes to anaerobic digestion plants where the methane gets extracted to drive power generators. Most of the big chains donate the useable surplus to food banks etc but their ordering processes have been well tightened up (legislated) so that less ‘surplus’ is generated. Hence the empty shelves. Not sure how much profit comes from the energy produced, but I’m sure the recycling companies do well out of the weigh-bridge revenue. Food Recycling & Anaerobic Digestion - Biffa WWW.BIFFA.CO.UK What is anaerobic digestion? How is it linked to food recycling? Learn more about our food recycling and AD services today. Get in touch.
  8. I’m only climbing a few times every month now, still enjoy it but at 54 I’m slowing down. Really painful arthritis/carpel tunnel in my right wrist and my left shoulder has ligament damage following a partial dislocation.
  9. I think Mambas and Cobras will avoid human contact, but obviously will strike if they feel threatened, apparently the mamba strikes repeatedly (Gangsta!) The vipers are much slower and don’t get out of the way quick enough which is why they account for most of the biting incidents. Don’t fancy being around any kind.....
  10. I’m going to work in South Africa, out in the sticks for couple of weeks, I really don’t mind if I don’t see ANY... I know there’s no shortage of them out there.
  11. If you can get solid mahogany table & 8’s for £20 a set please PM me.
  12. Raw and brilliant. [emoji106]


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