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Mick Dempsey

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    Au milieu de nulle part.

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  1. Mick Dempsey

    Wage! How much should the going rate be?

    Therein lies the rub, even if as a half decent climber you only get £150 a day, you can get a mower and a garden rake and earn more. The difference is that your two retirees have found their own work. My nephew, who I had hoped would start climbing, as he’s doing some garden work/ hedges/small trees is earning as much if not more than a fully qualified, battle hardened climber, why would he bother going to all the effort and expense of learning to climb? Not a moan about wages, they are what they are, just an observation as to why decent firms on here cannot seem to get the staff.
  2. Mick Dempsey

    Wage! How much should the going rate be?

    You moved from Sussex to Mordor!
  3. Mick Dempsey

    Tree Id please

    Sorbus Thuringiaca.
  4. Mick Dempsey

    Tree Id please

    Nah, was in Portugal recently, cork oaks look like quercis ilex.
  5. Mick Dempsey

    2018 Summer V 1976 Summer

    Poor old Skeggy getting a big thumbs down from the Arbtalk massive.
  6. Mick Dempsey

    2018 Summer V 1976 Summer

    Hadn’t realised that the Viz poster was a homage (prolly not right word) to this one.
  7. Mick Dempsey

    2018 Summer V 1976 Summer

    According to Viz, yes. (I’m sure it’s actually very nice)
  8. Mick Dempsey

    Alternative to 357xp

    I doubt very much that a 550 will outcut a 357. The 357 has a higher cc and higher power output. .
  9. Mick Dempsey

    2018 Summer V 1976 Summer

    Swallow numbers creeping up slowly here year on year after a crash. They did seem to leave without much ceremony this year now you mention it, no sitting on lines, just disappeared. I was 12 in 76. Ladybirds did bite!
  10. Mick Dempsey

    Getting commercial contracts.

    It means it’s a good question and I will be following the replies.
  11. Mick Dempsey

    Getting commercial contracts.

    Following, as they say...
  12. Mick Dempsey

    knee pads

    Then go for it! Walking is overrated anyway!😀
  13. Mick Dempsey

    knee pads

    Not being evicted for falling behind on your mortgage due to avoidable work related injuries gives me all the dopamine I need!😇
  14. Mick Dempsey

    knee pads

    I can only speak of my experience and my knees of course. I get sore knees after a long day on the spikes with a bigger saw on the belt. Not much I can do about that of course. Stop arseing about in the tree and get on with the job I suppose.
  15. Mick Dempsey

    Alternative to 357xp

    Correct, the 271 has been critiqued before...


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