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Thesnarlingbadger

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About Thesnarlingbadger

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    Senior Member, Raffle Sponsor 2015
  • Birthday 20/03/1987

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  • Location:
    Bristol & Wootton Bassett
  • Interests
    Surfing, Music and obviously trees
  • Occupation
    Arborist
  • Post code
    BS16 5SL
  • City
    Bristol

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  1. Thesnarlingbadger

    Is this some kind of hybrid crab apple?

    Nice thank you. Would never have got that one
  2. Not 100% on this one but went out to look at a tree for a customer earlier and think it is some form of crab apple but the bark is a lot lighter and more fissured than usual and the leaves are a bit more waxy. Any ideas people? Thanks in advance.
  3. Thesnarlingbadger

    2 dead Redwoods

    All too well. I had a customer ask if I would be paying them for the timber from some conifers he wanted down. I said I could leave the logs with him and he could sell them himself if he liked. He seemed to think that I would have a list of contacts that would snap my arm off for some crappy old laydandii. I didn’t get the job and the conifers are still standing 2 years later. Works quite but not that quite.
  4. Thesnarlingbadger

    Canine megaesophagus.

    Sorry to hear this Mark. It’s such a hard thing to have to go through. I’ve lost 2 family dogs in my time and it’s always taken time to get over. At least she had the best life she could have and eggs and bacon for a last meal is about as good as as she could have asked for. Hope you and your family are alright mate.
  5. Thesnarlingbadger

    2 dead Redwoods

    Ha I wouldn’t have had the balls to send the black walnut vid to any of my clients even though I have really wanted to sometimes.
  6. Thesnarlingbadger

    Stihl ms261 non genuine crankshaft?

    I would avoid non genuine as I’ve heard nothing but bad reviews on them unfortunately. Can’t say for certain but I would say ‘buy cheap buy twice’ would be the rule here.
  7. Thesnarlingbadger

    Work suddenly went quiet

    It’s been a really odd and quite year for me. Had a couple of big sites in January and now nothing. I’ve dropped down to myself and one other lad and still fine we are doing yard days (the log store it filled and all equipment is up together). Getting a bit worried now. I’m guessing Brexit may have something to do with it as I always seem to go quite around a general election as well. Keeping my fingers crossed it will pick up and putting a bit of money in to advertising. I looked back at this time last year and even though I was doing a couple of subbie climbing days I was doing 7 day weeks [emoji848]. I have had a few more calls this week though.
  8. Thesnarlingbadger

    Renewal time and looking for a better deal

    That’s good to know. The cost doesn’t really bother me as much as peace of mind does but I just feel I may be getting done over a bit. I’ll find out next week. Cheers
  9. Thesnarlingbadger

    Mr

    With the stuff going on with regards to not selling logs above 20% moisture how are they getting away with that? Or am I missing something?
  10. Thesnarlingbadger

    Renewal time and looking for a better deal

    Thanks Wayne I will do. Going to spend a day ringing round people next week and seeing what people can offer.
  11. Hi people, So insurance is up for renewal at the end of next month and I’m going to spare a day new week phoning round and trying to get a better deal. I’m currently with Arborisk and have had no claims (touch wood). But the cost seems to be increasing a hell of a lot every time I renew, granted I have new tools etc but it still seems steep. I currently pay near the £2k mark for £30,000 worth of kit including chipper etc. This includes PL and EL. When I first used Arborisk it was £1k and it’s gone up a grand in 2 years. That on top of having to make the chipper and other kit so secure it can’t possibly be nicked makes me wonder if it’s worth took cover sometimes. That being said I would hate anything to happen and not be covered. I’m looking for people opinions for insurance and anyone to avoid. Maybe 2k is the going rate for a small firm but I’m hoping not. Any advice welcome. Thanks
  12. Thesnarlingbadger

    Game of Thrones - spoilers alert

    I realised that after I posted 🤦‍♂️
  13. Thesnarlingbadger

    Game of Thrones - spoilers alert

    I needed a whisky after this episode Mick. I think hearing a grown man scream as his skull is crushed by another mans bare hands is just something that will stay with me. On this topic, I can’t believe this has only just become a thread. By far the beat show I’ve seen and for once it exceeds the books. Gutted it’s ending soon.
  14. Thesnarlingbadger

    Another TPO result for Poole BC

    So he has basically lost out on 32.5k on his 1.4mil house what a poor bastard. I bet he can’t believe his luck. I’m sure he’s more pissed with the fact he spent time getting the trees down with his super awesome felling cuts.
  15. Thesnarlingbadger

    Forst ST6 Rollers sticking open

    I just realised this thread was still going. It was pampas grass caught between the sides of the rollers. Spent a good couple of hours faffing around and picking as much of it out as possible. Then after being a bit jammy after it seems to have sorted its self out though out the day. Before I posted I checked all the usuals like the base plate and tried throwing some gnarly lumps through but in the end just a long time picking crap out was what was needed. Thanks for the input people

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