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  1. https://www.corkbeo.ie/news/local-news/tractor-towing-truck-carrying-truck-23807619?fbclid=IwAR2jfMW5g6f_8Oq78GJY2YPwoNd8J33FG54dVv2Cuxc_oTAG5gc5hJ7OzHQ#l2jzgxukqkstqvgut8q
  2. Horses for courses I guess. It’s my childhood home. Every time I visit family, I fall in love with the place. It is filled with a rum bunch though.
  3. All those weirdos are probably most of my family 😂
  4. I’d go back to Hebden Bridge, West Yorks in a heartbeat if I didn’t have so much keeping me in Norwich.
  5. I’ve been an advocate for Irish Setter and Danner boots for sometime now but wondering if any of you wonderful lot have any recommendations for an alternative hunting style boot? My last pair of Elk Tracker (Pictured) have served me very well but I’m interested to see what else is out there that I may not have seen.
  6. Wielding a chainsaw is probably the best way you’ll truly understand the trees. Some of the best surveyors are those who have spent most of their working life as a climbing arb.
  7. I’ve had a keen interest in tree management for a number of years, but I already worked in the industry alongside consultants which is where I gained most of my experience. I then took my PTI along with my QTRA to make sure I was on the right track, as I don’t have the time to do a long course. Hopefully I can study for my level 6 and keep working at the same time, but it’s going to be hard going with full time employment. Until I gain my level 6, I will still rely on contracting surveyors in.
  8. I keep mine at around 17 because I don’t have an open fire anymore. It cost a fortune to heat my house, it’s old and just looses heat so fast. I’ve learnt to adjust to a cooler temp. Just wish I didn’t knock out my fireplace just so I can stick a cooker in its place.
  9. It’s been a while since I’ve been on the tools but I took the opportunity to spend a couple of days out with my guys removing a few Ash from a ditch/run off up near Swaffham. I had a such a laugh and it made me miss being on site full time. Great bunch of lads. We only had one small point of access through a neighbouring garden to extract the timber so it was all pretty much rigged out. We covered the ditch with as much brash in case we had to drop any timber straight down, but it all went pretty smoothly. Clean up tomorrow. IMG_3100.MOV IMG_3097.MOV IMG_3098.MOV IMG_3047.MOV
  10. Ahh man, shame you didn’t look at some Irish Setters. I do all my survey work in them. Glorious boots. Scottish Country Clothing - The House of Bruar WWW.HOUSEOFBRUAR.COM Scottish country clothing specialists the House of Bruar enjoy a unique reputation for quality that extends throughout our...
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  12. All I can see here is a small bacterial bleed from what looks like a longitudinal bark plate fracture. At a guess, it was high load twisting forces. It can be a different story beyond the bark layer though. My suggestion would be hiring a consultant.
  13. Our teams must share the climbing responsibilities. I’m just trying to keep fatigue at a minimum and labour equally shared. Our contract involves pretty low impact work with the exception of some. Driving distances can be pretty huge sometimes though so I would consider that the worst part of the job. Due to the company I run being owned by a parent housing association (of which the contract is for), the pressure is minimal. They‘ve set me a scope of service instead of target figures therefor we have no time constraints per job.


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