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  1. Free lance climber with over 10 years experience. Fully insured PLI / ELI. Fully kitted out, big saws, 2.5 ton trailer small chipper, rigging gear, etc, etc. Based near Glasgow, available across the central belt. Rates negotiable depending on work / gear required and distance traveled. Message for full details
  2. rossmalone19

    climber

    Hi looking for work got my nptc maintances cross cut small felling climbing airel cutting and cpcs 360 above and below 10ton with lifting operations. I have done excavator work for 3 years with in plant hire and been doing tree surgry for 3 years now got experinces in all aspects in tree work have my own top handle saw and climbing kit and all my ppe own car clean car license. am willing to travel if you would like to know more give me a call on 07915300773 am based in east ayrshire Scotland *Thanks*
  3. rossmalone19

    climber looking for weekend work

    Hi looking for work got my nptc maintances cross cut small felling climbing airel cutting and cpcs 360 above and below 10ton with lifting operations. I have done excavator work for 3 years with in plant hire and been doing tree surgry for 3 years now got experinces in all aspects in tree work have my own top handle saw and climbing kit and all my ppe own car clean car license. am willing to travel. if you would like to know more give me a call on 07915300773 am based in east ayrshire Scotland and willing to work *Thanks*
  4. Hi everyone, I am new to the site and new to the world of Arbioculture as I'm changing career from personal training but excited to learn and work in a great industry. I am from Inverness, Scotland. I will be going to college in September doing an hnc in arbioculture but want to know what relevant tickets I will have to get to work in the industry at any level and gain experience while I learn. Would appreciate any advice. Thank you, Matt
  5. Required for large contract in Scotland - PTS will be necessary but possibility of training for right persons. good rates of pay. full PPE SAWS Equipment and certificates required. send c.v. / email in first instance to contact@treeworkscotland.com or call 07794167589
  6. Hello Hello I've been working in the industry for around 3 years now and I'm in my second year of studying Arb' at Inverness Forestry College. I've been a member of the Arboriculture Association for almost two years and it seems to me that we never seem to have any training/workshops/talks etc from the AA North of the central belt. (Please correct me if I'm wrong.) As a student/arborist in training I would love to attend many of the events/training that the AA put on but the nearest are in Edinburgh or similar. I'm based out of Aberdeenshire so once you include the cost of the course, travel, accommodation (depending on times) and the loss of a days work then it's just too much money. I know guys working full time who are not happy with this either. So I'm hoping some of you will help me change that... I've been in contact with Duncan Slater about giving his Tree Fork Assessment workshop at the Scottish School of Forestry in Culloden. He is willing to do so but his funding comes from the AA. He has passed me the contact details of the relevant person at the AA so I can request that they put on the workshop. I feel the request will be better received if I already have evidence of a wider interest for the workshop to go ahead. Here's a link to an article about Duncans' work: https://www.trees.org.uk/News-Blog/Branch-News/Assessment-of-Tree-Fork-Workshops-announced One of the guys I work for has been to the workshop and highly recommended it to me, which makes me feel it is worth the effort. If any of you are interested can you comment below so that I can gauge how much support there is for this to go ahead. I feel once we've had a successful workshop we may be able to open the gates for more! I'd love to hear your thoughts either way. Cheers in advance Amy
  7. Hello to our ARB Talkers in Scotland, Hopefully some of you enjoyed the recent Scotland Branch Lecutres and AGM Event. We're pleased to confirm the first 2 Arboricultural Association Training courses of the year, taking place at Inverness College. Paul Smith will run a Free 'ARB Approved Contractor Workshop' on Tuesday 20th March: https://www.trees.org.uk/Training-And-Events/Course-Detail?id=BA7A5FBD-444C-4C68-977F-4212BBB9A379 Then on 21st March Paul will instruct one of our most popular courses 'BS3998:2010 Tree Work Recommendations': https://www.trees.org.uk/Training-And-Events/Course-Detail?id=7144A50C-D042-41A9-9FA8-F47FAA69B6B6 There will be more courses added by the AA Scotland Branch throughout 2018, but if these are well attended then we'll have the backing to facilitate more events in Inverness and further afield. If there's something you'd like to see then don't forget to take the Scotland Branch Training Survey and let us know: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/SJZ68TW Finally if you'd like to get more involved with the Branch then please contact a representative: https://www.trees.org.uk/Branches/Scotland They are a passionate and friendly bunch, the branch gained an unprecedented 30 new members last year so it's a great time to get involved. Many Thanks, Steve
  8. Hello to our ARB Talkers in Scotland, Hopefully some of you enjoyed the recent Scotland Branch Lecutres and AGM Event. We're pleased to confirm the first 2 Arboricultural Association Training courses of the year, taking place at Inverness College. Paul Smith will run a Free 'ARB Approved Contractor Workshop' on Tuesday 20th March: https://www.trees.org.uk/Training-And-Events/Course-Detail?id=BA7A5FBD-444C-4C68-977F-4212BBB9A379 Then on 21st March Paul will instruct one of our most popular courses 'BS3998:2010 Tree Work Recommendations': https://www.trees.org.uk/Training-And-Events/Course-Detail?id=7144A50C-D042-41A9-9FA8-F47FAA69B6B6 There will be more courses added by the AA Scotland Branch throughout 2018, but if these are well attended then we'll have the backing to facilitate more events in Inverness and further afield. If there's something you'd like to see then don't forget to take the Scotland Branch Training Survey and let us know: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/SJZ68TW Finally if you'd like to get more involved with the Branch then please contact a representative: https://www.trees.org.uk/Branches/Scotland They are a passionate and friendly bunch, the branch gained an unprecedented 30 new members last year so it's a great time to get involved. Many Thanks, Steve
  9. ArbMish

    Scottish Branch AA AGM

    Hello, Is anyone North of the central belt going to the AA Scottish Branch AGM tomorrow? I was hoping to share at least some of the journey with people but so far no luck and it's a 4 hour journey for me. I'm coming from Aberdeenshire but I could easily stop along the way to share the journey. *fingers crossed* someone's going! Cheers Amy
  10. Looking for work as a groundsman or climber in Edinburgh and surrounding area. Have 2 years experience. Have my own climbing kit. Have my own car. Worked for many different companies/people and built up some great experience. I have the following tickets: Ground Based Chainsaw Operation, Tree Climbing and Rescue, Aerial Cutting/Free-fall Technique. Please get in touch: Simon 07972 928 098.
  11. Hi, I am making a career move into arboriculture and keen to get work initially as a groundsman, landscaping or similar. I am 43 years old and physically fit with a strong professional work ethic, am reliable, hardworking and self motivated. Recently I gained the CS30/CS31 ticket and in the new year I am scheduled for NPTC Woodchipper and First Aid FAW+F and am also currently studying towards ABC Level 2 Certificate in Arboriculture. As you can see I am keen to learn and progress but I am fully aware how difficult it will be to get some experience so am looking to you to help me out. If you can do with some assistance and wouldn't mind offering some guidance in return I would consider working free of charge. I am based in Dundee but would work anywhere in the central belt, Perthshire, Aberdeenshire, Fife, Angus, Glasgow or possibly further afield. I have my own PPE and 4x4. To discuss give me a ring on 07729515035, email grant.bain@mail.com or reply back here. Looking forward to hearing from you, Grant Bain.
  12. Hi there guys just a quick question about getting new clients, obviously there is the conventional ways like website advertising and word of mouth etc. But I'm looking for anyone with tried and tested less conventional ways of reaching people in need of tree works?
  13. Jake_Mooney@Wood-Mizer

    Scottish tree surgeon scales back to focus on work he enjoys

    “Put me in a harness and a rope and a chain saw, and I’m at home.” Nestled in the rolling green hills west of Edinburgh, Sandy and Fiona take pride in their handmade furniture and beautifully landscaped yard. For 17 years, Sandy ran a successful tree surgeon business called Treeshape. “I came back from New Zealand in 1999,” Sandy shares, “with nothing at that time, after already having 20 year’s experience. I saw there was an open market for tree surgeons and just went for it, basically because it was new, real competition. I’ve built up my yard, the field, equipment, forestry mulchers, chippers, grinders, stump grinders…but after reaching a certain age, it started to hurt, and bureaucracy kicked in as well.” He laughs. “It was just too much and it wasn’t enjoyable anymore. So I sold a lot of my equipment and bought sawmills and sharpeners and setters.” Sandy and Fiona previously had a Wood-Mizer LT20 sawmill, which they used to process trees on a nominal basis, and used the timber to build some personal projects. “It was such a good sawmill that I went for another Wood-Mizer,” Sandy comments. “Not only because the machine is good, but the backup too. I’ve always been well looked after by Wood-Mizer.” Sandy’s purchase of the brand new WM1000 wide-cutting sawmill was the first of its kind in Scotland. With the WM1000, logs can be sawed in half, into quarters, or into wide slabs directly for special projects. The operator safely controls all cutting functions while standing on a platform that moves with the head. The WM1000 was perfect for Sandy’s budding business, so he ordered the highest specs for a more powerful machine, a wider blade, and a full blade sharpening package. Wood-Mizer’s Scotland agent, Keith Threadgall shares. “Since nobody was doing it in Scotland at the time, he thought it would provide a good service, being able to mill up big large bits of timber.” Sandy and Keith were especially excited about the blade sharpening package. “A lot of customers in Scotland are starting to buy their own blade packages,” Keith shares. “They prefer to do their own blades.” Sandy was surprised at the ease in which he could clean, lubricate, and sharpen his blades. In the eastern region of Scotland, the weather is pretty changeable. But with the WM1000, Sandy doesn’t need to go outside to operate his sawmill. “It’s electric, it’s inside—it covers all my needs. And it’s very affordable for what it does. With a quick clean and lube, it’s ready to saw.” “I’m doing it because I like doing it, and I can take time to learn to do it correctly. Hopefully at the end of it, I can have some furniture and be able to provide a service to mill for other people.” And, shortly after making a few pieces of furniture, Sandy’s friends began requesting more. “So my business is basically going to be an in-house, contract saw miller. I can haul timber with my Unimog 2100 forestry trailer/crane. And I can be part tree surgeon when I feel like it, and a furniture maker too,” Sandy said with a smile. “A lot of oversized timber just gets turned into firewood and wasted, or just gets burned,” he explains. They make it a point to salvage the trees they work on as tree surgeons and use the leftover wood in their own projects. “Even the sawdust is a product,” Sandy says. Sandy’s business has just started, but it’s already rapidly growing. Sandy is planning ahead and working to find some new contacts so his hobby can become a service for others. “With a good job, you get rewards,” he explains. “The main thing is, be honest. And then be thorough!” By Bethany Faubion
  14. “Put me in a harness and a rope and a chain saw, and I’m at home.” Nestled in the rolling green hills west of Edinburgh, Sandy and Fiona take pride in their handmade furniture and beautifully landscaped yard. For 17 years, Sandy ran a successful tree surgeon business called Treeshape. “I came back from New Zealand in 1999,” Sandy shares, “with nothing at that time, after already having 20 year’s experience. I saw there was an open market for tree surgeons and just went for it, basically because it was new, real competition. I’ve built up my yard, the field, equipment, forestry mulchers, chippers, grinders, stump grinders…but after reaching a certain age, it started to hurt, and bureaucracy kicked in as well.” He laughs. “It was just too much and it wasn’t enjoyable anymore. So I sold a lot of my equipment and bought sawmills and sharpeners and setters.” Sandy and Fiona previously had a Wood-Mizer LT20 sawmill, which they used to process trees on a nominal basis, and used the timber to build some personal projects. “It was such a good sawmill that I went for another Wood-Mizer,” Sandy comments. “Not only because the machine is good, but the backup too. I’ve always been well looked after by Wood-Mizer.” Sandy’s purchase of the brand new WM1000 wide-cutting sawmill was the first of its kind in Scotland. With the WM1000, logs can be sawed in half, into quarters, or into wide slabs directly for special projects. The operator safely controls all cutting functions while standing on a platform that moves with the head. The WM1000 was perfect for Sandy’s budding business, so he ordered the highest specs for a more powerful machine, a wider blade, and a full blade sharpening package. Wood-Mizer’s Scotland agent, Keith Threadgall shares. “Since nobody was doing it in Scotland at the time, he thought it would provide a good service, being able to mill up big large bits of timber.” Sandy and Keith were especially excited about the blade sharpening package. “A lot of customers in Scotland are starting to buy their own blade packages,” Keith shares. “They prefer to do their own blades.” Sandy was surprised at the ease in which he could clean, lubricate, and sharpen his blades. In the eastern region of Scotland, the weather is pretty changeable. But with the WM1000, Sandy doesn’t need to go outside to operate his sawmill. “It’s electric, it’s inside—it covers all my needs. And it’s very affordable for what it does. With a quick clean and lube, it’s ready to saw.” “I’m doing it because I like doing it, and I can take time to learn to do it correctly. Hopefully at the end of it, I can have some furniture and be able to provide a service to mill for other people.” And, shortly after making a few pieces of furniture, Sandy’s friends began requesting more. “So my business is basically going to be an in-house, contract saw miller. I can haul timber with my Unimog 2100 forestry trailer/crane. And I can be part tree surgeon when I feel like it, and a furniture maker too,” Sandy said with a smile. “A lot of oversized timber just gets turned into firewood and wasted, or just gets burned,” he explains. They make it a point to salvage the trees they work on as tree surgeons and use the leftover wood in their own projects. “Even the sawdust is a product,” Sandy says. Sandy’s business has just started, but it’s already rapidly growing. Sandy is planning ahead and working to find some new contacts so his hobby can become a service for others. “With a good job, you get rewards,” he explains. “The main thing is, be honest. And then be thorough!” By Bethany Faubion View full article
  15. Hello, I'm a self employed groundie with two years part time experience looking for work in the North East of Scotland. I'm based in the Aberdeenshire area but would be willing to travel for the right job. I've just finished my HNC in Arboriculture and Urban Forestry so I am available full time for the next few months and part time thereafter. I have: HNC in horticulture Full Clean Drivers licence and own transport (with ten years driving experience). Tickets 201 Carry out maintenance of chainsaw and cutting system 202 Cross-cut timber using a chainsaw 203 Fell and process trees up to 380mm CS38 Climb Trees and Perform Arial Rescue Woodchipper I am looking to do more tickets when the funds become available. I am used to working on the ground for climbers and MEWPs. I have experience using a tracked chipper, hedge cutting, snedding, crosscutting - mostly small to medium trees, stump grinding, log splitting and some traffic management. I have all my own PPE but no tools at present. If interested please contact me here, or on:07743191943 Cheers Amy
  16. Hi Guys, Was just wondering if anyone could point me in the right direction, Im just finishing off some chainsaw and climbing quals and am starting to look for work in the Industry. Im happy to do anything, just a foot in the door would be amazing. Im enthusiastic and hard working would ideally like to be in the South West Scotland. But ill relocate anywhere if theres work. Thanks Rhods
  17. I have read a few posts from people in my position taking a change in career. I am 36 now and am aware that I am not going to be the strongest climber for much longer. I am half way through the NPTC Tree Surgery course at Kilmarnock College. I have my climbing, rescue and chainsaw maintenance and cross cutting tickets and am looking for some opportunities to gain some more experience. By the end of the course which finishes in June I will have my small and medium felling and aerial cutting tickets also. I would like to gain some work experience and start earning asap and so have been contacting some of the larger companies who are more lightly to provide additional training. I have also contacted the smaller companies. I have looked on ArbJobs.Com but there is no drop down for Scotland in the regions selector. I am interested in developing my climbing and cutting skills and am aiming to develop my skills with a view to a career in forestry and conservation. Any guidance or advice you can offer would be appreciated. All comments and suggestions welcome.
  18. A couple of us have been talking about getting Nod from Treeworker up here to run a splicing workshop. We need to get some expressions of interest from folk up here or nearby who would be up for attending to see if the numbers would work. We've not got precise dates in mind just yet but in terms of cost it would be £200 per person for the workshop/tuition (2 days over a weekend). Nod/Treeworker can provide splicing kits for £100. Venue hire would be on top of this but would be split evenly between all participants. Who's up for it?
  19. Hi, I'm a Groundie/second climber around the Ayrshire/Glasgow and central belt areas of Scotland looking for work, I'm fully qualified in aerial cutting and tree felling through Ayrshire college, if you leave your email address i can send you my cv for you to look at. I am available for work throughout the entire week. I also have my own transport. Regards Neil Kerr Email- neilskerr97@gmail.co.uk Mobile- 07526 796448
  20. Immediate work to cover holidays and new contracts - mainly Commercial work Glasgow, Edinburgh and between. Call Matt 07794167589 email contact@treeworkscotland.com or office on 0131 510 2013
  21. I'm a young Arborist who has been self-employed sub-contracting for the past 4 and a bit years. More recently, I have established myself as Samurai Tree Care and have been getting a few of my own jobs in. I trained and worked in Hertfordshire, but now I'm moving to Inverness for a better life. I would ideally like to walk into full-time employment. I'm very comfortable and responsive as a groundsman and have previously been involved in small scale forestry. I started climbing a while back but only gained the speed and efficiency more recently, I'm still a bit rough around the edges, so I would like to get more experience to better myself. I do love the forestry side, so will be open to any offer of hand felling forestry. I don't hold any large machine tickets at the moment but would be completely open to it in the near future. Full CV is available at request. Email: woodlandrider.bb@googlemail.com Mob: 07905768752 (send a text first as I'm working between 8am-5pm and can't answer the phone). Hope to hear from any employers or guys working in the area, Could really use any help. Cheers guys, Ben Bruce
  22. Tatsuo

    Axe Throwing

    I am looking for someone to run an axe throwing event for a Scottish Arb Day which is planned for 27th August 2016. We will have a climbing demo and hopefully a fun climbing competition. More on this later. The location will most likely be between Abington (on the M74) and Lanark. We are trying to make it a free event but have some funds to pay if necessary. We will hopefully be having a social event after involving the usual fire, food and drinking, with people camping on site. I know there was a group in Dumfries who did this, but I cannot find any sign of them on the web. I'd be open to alternative suggestions for something similar. Any help much appreciated!
  23. I am currently based in Orkney Islands and have been doing the odd tree job around Orkney and Aberdeenshire over the last couple years, I have CS30,31,38 & 39, full clean driving licence, including category C (class 2), my own saws climbing gear and basic rigging kit. I am looking to relocate to mainland Scotland and move in to full time tree surgery from a plant fitter back ground. Not to fussy about where in Scotland as long there's work for me. Any contacts or information greatly appreciated. Any questions you may have I will be happy to answer. Thanks in advance Colin
  24. rossmalone19

    looking for work scotland

    ***Looking for Employment Opportunity*** I am an enthusiastic person with a good work ethic who is keen to learn and expand my skills and knowledge. I am based in Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire but am willing to travel for work. I have my own climbing kit and top handle chainsaw. *NPTC tickets CS30,31,32,38,39 *CSCS card *Experience of large/small dismantles *Pruning *Previous Street Tree Work *Hard Landscaping *Excavators (any size) *Ground Works *Experience operating MEWPS *NVQ bricklaying I can be contacted on 07915300773 and can provide a current CV. Ross
  25. rossmalone19

    looking for work

    ***Looking for Employment Opportunity*** I am an enthusiastic person with a good work ethic who is keen to learn and expand my skills and knowledge. I am based in Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire but am willing to travel for work. I have my own climbing kit and top handle chainsaw. *NPTC tickets CS30,31,32,38,39 *CSCS card *Experience of large/small dismantles *Pruning *Previous Street Tree Work *Hard Landscaping *Excavators (any size) *Ground Works *Experience operating MEWPS *NVQ bricklaying * chapter 8 managment I can be contacted on 07915300773 and can provide a current CV can start work as soon as. Ross

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