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    14 Hours Ago
    Bermy replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    Big wind came through on Wed., been busy, snapped trees, a liquidambar that fell apart in three different directions, then an emergency call at 4pm for a huge elm an hr away, they could hear it cracking. Big split in a heavy branch up at about 25'...cut the end weight off, lashed the remains to the branch above. If I hadn't have gone.that whole thing would have been on the ground by morning, twisted and torn. Bed and breakfast, people park underneath! Didn't get home till after 8. Finish it up on Monday
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    3 Days Ago
    Wow! That was scary...like others have said, good thing the top didn't hit his tie ins...the plan worked.
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    3 Days Ago
    Bermy replied to a thread The MS150 Has Arrived in Chainsaws!
    That saw looks in pretty good nick. If you like it keep it!
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    6 Days Ago
    I buy a morning coffee from our local takeaway/petrol station/convenience store/newsagent...in a small village we like to support the locals! Besides, he puts a 'freckle' on top of each cup (a small chocolate) has a coffee card (buy 5 get one free) makes GOOD coffee, is cheerful and we are lucky to have them here! I bring one of those reusable coffee cups...made of recycled plastic... 10 kms up the highway is our 'big brother' town, they have two franchise bakeries...coffee's still good, and quite a few people I know work there, so at a pinch, yup.
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    6 Days Ago
    Bermy replied to a thread Meanwhile in Russia in MBTV
    NIce one :)
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    6 Days Ago
    As a generality, this is so true! That and the uber wealthy, invoice in, no questions PAID.
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    1 Week Ago
    Got to love the TreeHouse travelogue...people posting pictures of places many of us will never see in person, Thanks :)
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    1 Week Ago
    Bermy replied to a thread Spiderjack 3 in Climbing Forum
    Great result! That's what comes from hangin' at the 'House...:)
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    1 Week Ago
    Bermy replied to a thread QTRA course... in Tree Care and Health
    Yeah, I can understand that. I'm not totally sold just yet. The section dealing with Probability of Failure is the area where personal knowledge of the trees you deal with comes into it, your understanding of how they grow, how they fail, what defects they can manage, how they respond to pruning, how different decay organisms affect it, local knowledge of wind and weather...that's where the more subjective input is. I'm still absorbing it all, and I think it has different levels of application in different circumstances. But it is certainly giving me a new way of looking at tree defects and how to deal with them in relation to actual risk of harm.
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    2 Weeks Ago
    Have fun, stay safe!! We're finally heading out for some fishing tomorrow, weather looks good for the coast, boat hasn't been in the water for TOO long!
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    2 Weeks Ago
    Bermy replied to a thread QTRA course... in Tree Care and Health
    TRAQ was mentioned and is seen as a more risk based approach...hey, any kind of mechanism to give people a better idea about how much ACTUAL risk they face from trees is good. Counter move to 'Arborphobia' that kicks in any time a twig bounces off a car... It was expensive, but at least its tax deductable. There will be an annual licence fee, If I pass the test which is sent to you a few days after the course. Walking about one of the parks in Hobart, carrying out the system was very interesting, not only for a chance to check out some nice trees, but a few years ago a micro-burst went through there and mashed up a lot of the trees, some of them must be 100 years or more. It was heartening to see and hear (quite a few of the guys were from the City Council tree unit) how they tidied up the trees, repaired some with bolts and bracing and put others on shorter inspection timeframes...and nothing got cut down. There was even a medium sized beech with Ganoderma, a branch failed two weeks ago, and still, because the risk of it actually hitting anyone or anything is SO low...it remains. :)
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    2 Weeks Ago
    Great, running AP, love it :)
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    2 Weeks Ago
    Just did the QTRA (Qualitative Tree Risk Assessment ) course over the last two days...anybody else done it? It's going to take me a while to absorb it all...certainly give you a new perspective to assessing and quantifying the risk of harm...when the outcomes result in risk of harm as 1/100,000 up to 1/1,000,000 (of a chance of one person dying in one year from the perceived risk)...is there really any need to do anything at all? I very much enjoyed the recap and walkabout looking at 'body language of trees' again
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    2 Weeks Ago
    ..and I posted my 880 picture for a bit of fun...
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    2 Weeks Ago
    Yeah...I'll bring out the 880 for the big stuff...
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    2 Weeks Ago
    HA...I have influenced the masses!!! :)
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    2 Weeks Ago
    Climbing 150t, 200t (just took a 201t out of the box and run it for half a tank, jury's out) Felling MS 260 then 461...
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    3 Weeks Ago
    Bermy replied to a thread Spiderjack 3 in Climbing Forum
    Hitch Hiker 4 Lyfe. :rockon: (sorry couldn't resist)
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    3 Weeks Ago
    That gives me the creeps just reading it...worst nightmare. Ugh.
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    3 Weeks Ago
    Bermy replied to a thread Spiderjack 3 in Climbing Forum
    Wish I could help...but never used a spiderjack!
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