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    1 Week Ago
    Great ideas guys, thanks again!
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    1 Week Ago
    You're very welcome Levi. I remember that job very well. I am currently working on another article for TCIA that was based on hazardous technical rigging job. I'll let members know when it gets published.
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    1 Week Ago
    Thanks for all the help guys, I really appreciate it and will continue to build upon the website.
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    1 Week Ago
    So after procrastinating for way too long, I have finally gotten my website up and running. Please check it out and I would appreciate any feedback that would help to make the site better. Thanks. www.girardtreeservice.com
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    3 Weeks Ago
    But it made for the greatest poster ever!!
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    3 Weeks Ago
    I have said it before, but the perfect companion to Fundamentals is Jerry's Working Climber DVD series. It gives you a visual of so many of the topics that are covered in the book, that are just fantastic to see in the work environment. Thank you again Jer for all that you have done for us in the tree care industry!
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    3 Weeks Ago
    The cheapest you can buy Jerry's book for over on Amazon.com is $119.00 Very cheap considering the info in it is priceless!
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    4 Weeks Ago
    It would be nice to read about some of the Euro boring techniques Stig. Too many people still are clueless about them. I think that Jerry could still have an updated climbing section without it being quickly outdated. Especially SRT.
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    4 Weeks Ago
    We'll have to let Jerry answer that one, but you can bet when a revision does come out, it'll be a Bestseller for sure!
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    4 Weeks Ago
    Long live Spartacus!
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    4 Weeks Ago
    I thought that I'd post this video again for those who haven't seen it. The climber did a good job with the rigging to mitigate the hazard. <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/QALo78jPwrQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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    4 Weeks Ago
    Great article Kevin. I too can't understand why so many states are going with charter schools, unless they see a way that it'll save them money? Kevin, if I lived in the Detroit area and had young kids that needed to go to school, I would really see if there was a way to home school them instead of sending them to public schools. I know that this is very hard with most people needing both parents to work, just to make ends meet.
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    4 Weeks Ago
    Thanks for posting the article Kevin. I will have to read it tonight, as I'm actually leaving in a few minutes to go climb in the city today. Should be a warmer day than yesterday. I'm glad that you mentioned kids, as there is no doubt that they will play a huge role in Detroit's future recovery. I watched another good documentary on the Detroit school system hosted by Dan Rather. Here it is below; <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/4xypiZ-hqdY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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    4 Weeks Ago
    Same here Butch. I own 2. One I use to highlight and keep notes on tips and techniques. The other is my original 1990's hardcover with dust jacket still on it that I bought from Bailey's.
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    4 Weeks Ago
    Maybe not a Detroit like the 50's with the autos, but some other trades skill type of jobs?
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    4 Weeks Ago
    Liberal America because of all the monies that Libs have given towards programs in Detroit, only to have it wasted by officials both in the public and private sector. Like you said Kevin, Detroit workers (many union and non-union) expect "fair" pay to push buttons that robots can do. They lack skill and many lack motivation. I don't know the answer, but I do know that America needs to study the decline of Detroit a lot closer, before we end up busted and bankrupt just like them. Only time will tell, if Detroit will recover, I sure hope that it does.
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    4 Weeks Ago
    BUMP for this thread. It been 5 years since anyone posted on this thread. In that time, I can't even begin to think how many times I looked up something in "The Book." IMO, Still the best tree book out there!
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    4 Weeks Ago
    Many people say that Detroit is the poster child for what Liberal America has become, with many cities heading that way soon. I remember driving through Camden NJ and feeling like I was in a future wasteland of a city.
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    4 Weeks Ago
    That's what I want to know too. How can Detroit even begin to recover to be what they once were?
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    4 Weeks Ago
    Nice work rigging that big wood!
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    4 Weeks Ago
    Young Boys Inc. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Young_Boys_Inc.
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    4 Weeks Ago
    Kevin, I really take my hat off to you for doing tree work in the Detroit area. Not so much for its dangerous neighborhoods (which we know are out there), but more so for sticking it out in an area that just seems to keep going downhill. You guys that keep doing business in the area are the future of city. We need more businesses that are willing to work there to make Detroit great again. Just started reading this book from a Detroit author and I'm finding it fascinating. https://www.amazon.com/Detroit-American-Autopsy-Charlie-LeDuff-ebook/dp/B008EKOP1I/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1482274151&sr=1-1&keywords=detroit
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    4 Weeks Ago
    Kevin, does the city view stuff like this as up and coming wanna be Y.B.I. gangs?
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    12-20-2016
    Thanks for insights Kevin! I do suppose knowing people there helps. I grew up in the hills of NH and never really knew anyone in the cities expect a few cousins. I do remember visiting them in the early 70's when there were an awful lot of heroin junkies on the streets, a lot of them just back from the War. Our parents always told us to stay away from them and off the streets, but of course we never did. Junkies never gave us a hard time, in fact they were pretty cool. Weren't a lot of gangs then either in the city that we visited. Of course, all that has changed. A few years back, I was helping Mayer Tree Service out of Essex MA do some crane work in Lawrence MA. This is a horribly crime written city and I was told to stay with the truck until the police detail showed up and we had to shut down the road for the crane. Vehicles and gear were watched at all times on that job.
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    12-20-2016
    I just got done watching one of the most depressing documentaries on the rise and decline of the "Motor City" Detroit. So many reasons that things went wrong there, but my question first is how do people do tree work in crime ridden neighborhoods? Do you lock everything up and have someone stand watch by your vehicle? I'm sure that Kevin B. will be able to give some insights. FWIW, I am very proud of my original Rope Wrench that says Detroit on it and I sincerely hope that the City can recover.
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    12-17-2016
    chris_girard replied to a thread Coffee Break in Odds and Ends
    Still trying to find the video. I know that I have it somewhere.
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    12-17-2016
    I like the websites and the comments that you guys have given so far. I am also currently working on mine and hope to have it up by the end of this week.
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  1. Nice to meet you Randy. Sorry it's taken me so long to respond to you, but I haven't been online a lot lately.

    I live just up the road from Shellcamp pond.

    Glad spring is finally here!
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    Chris,
    just wanted to send a quick message to ya' to say hello.
    Didn't know anyone from the 'House lived so close, I've done some
    take downs over in the Gilmanton area, by Shellcamp pond.
    I'm REALLY slow, had no idea you lived in Gilmanton.
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