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  1. Team Leader/ Manager £40,000 DOE Are you looking for a new challenge? We have an exciting opportunity for a dynamic leader to take Hawes Arborists to the next level. We are on the hunt for an experienced Team Leader / Manager to manage our small team. You will be joining at an exciting and busy period of growth and will be leading by example to take the business to new heights. To be considered for the role you must have at least five years experience and a proven record in the technical side of difficult tree surgery operations. You will be a clear communicator and motivator and able to manage all aspects of health and safety in regular team meetings and on site. You will be responsible for all company compliance and actively involved in promoting the business through all forms of media. You will be involved in the CPD of the team including the MD and will have the opportunity to take part in out of work activities seminars etc. At Hawes Arborists we deal with a variety of customers both commercial and private. It is essential you present excellent communication skills and have experience carrying out quotations across all aspects of tree surgery. In return, you will lead a team that are continually involved in a variety of challenging arborcultural situations and will receive an excellent salary up to £40,000 DOE. Qualifications; You must hold all relevant tickets to the role BE on your driving license A current CSCS card Being a member of the Arboculture association would be favourable. To find out more, please contact us at; [email protected]
  2. Wasn’t to bad to be honest, was easy enough to move our Arb trucks and TR8 about. I climbed then there was 3 on the ground. The Digger and a trailer arrived half way through the 2nd to start removing timber and whilst he done that we just took breaks because it was bloody hot.
  3. 100% makes their life easier. Took 3 days to get the tree down and an extra day to get rid of the timber. Access really wasn’t great so we were limited on size of machines we could get in. Ended up being 9 arbtruck loads of chip. Not sure on how many trailer loads of timber as the local farmer that we use that picks up timber up for us sorted that.
  4. Yeah the lad done well to be fair, his first proper big job being on a rigging line and it needed to run to put as little stress on the split. Rigged 80% of the tree down only because the driveway was on a slope
  5. Also, took down this whooping macrocarpa last month due to the 3 stems growing apart and a split running 20ft done the stem. Customer didn’t even notice the split until I noticed whilst doing other works. They wanted a report carried out because they wanted to retain the tree but ultimate result was it needed to be removed as soon as possible. Measured 8ft on the stump, not often we get to cut trees of this size down in the UK.
  6. Before and after of a Tulip reduction I done this week. Installed 3 cobra braces aswell to help support the inclusion between to the stems.
  7. Looking for experienced Self employed Climbers/ Groundsman to help with a busy work load. We are based near Shaftesbury, North Dorset. Essential qualifications: CS30,31,38 Desirable qualifications: Cs39,41 Chipper B&E trailer license Valid CSCS Please get in touch with me if this interests you or alternatively call 07736 814744. Thank you.
  8. That’s a good point, nice one
  9. What’s the best knot to connect a rope to a winch cable when winching weighty lumps or something that will take a lot of winching ? Been using a bowline on a bight but had it completely Jam up whilst using a 7.5 ton winch which was on a Mog. I wasn’t the one that was operating the winch and I do wonder whether it was pushed hard (pulling lumps of poplar up a steep bank river bank using a high re direct). Cheers!
  10. Just had a call from my old man that works for a water company. All of the “key workers” are being sent papers to allow them to travel about to carry on working. Sounding very similar to France and there shutdown...
  11. Yes they, originally wasn’t when but returned to me with it. Does have a much more stiffer feel to it i must admit
  12. Sent the sling back to Honey Brothers and they sorted it. Done a nice job really happy with their service!
  13. Yep having to self isolate due to health conditions, could be up to 12 weeks aswell. I enjoy my job so it’s makes it that even more gutting aswell as losing out on money. Looking for ways around it though, climbing trees is pretty isolated as it is but been advised to not risk it. Still looking for ways though
  14. Yeah I’m thinking off ideas around it. Was thinking of doing logs for my company on my own and super isolate myself, my own saws and fuel, on my own etc. Just have to be super careful as I’m expecting a letter from my doctor next week about 12 weeks isolation. Could try woodwork but I’d think I’d soon be out of business [emoji23]
  15. I’m the second day into self isolation of what could be 12 weeks as having an under laying health condition and I’m already going insane. Struggling to accept the fact I can’t work even though I’m completely healthy and the likely hood of me catching it is slim with the job and area I live in. But I understand these precautions have to be made and I was advised from the specialists I see. I’m employed so will get SSP but I think my boss is going to help me out as we have a good long lasting working relationship even though he’s going to struggle over the coming months so I appreciate that. (Picture of Larch tree I dismantled Tuesday afternoon which I made the most of as there’s a strong chance it will be the last one for awhile)


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