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    1 Day Ago
    I flop Pondos regularly onto roads, concrete, asphalt drives... if the crown is going to hit, it's usually a soft landing, unless it's a big one with wolfy limbs. Definitely want to avoid the trunk hitting first. Log cribbing works well. I also like to utilize old tires and plywood.
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    1 Day Ago
    I cut them with a pole clip, then call the cable company. Here they will fix fo free :P
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    3 Weeks Ago
    Hey Deva hope ya all good bro.....
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    3 Weeks Ago
    Great Patrick....we will be meeting up at some point....really glad for the reconnection...keep posting will check in from time to time...Paul
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    3 Weeks Ago
    Patrick we talked years ago over on the buzz....great stuff you are doing here...if you remember correctly I went to high school in London Ont in the 80's...love this venture....I will look you up some day my buddy who comes here for part of the winter has a thriving tree company in Grand Bend called Tri County Tree Services....Jesse is his name...keep up the great work...
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    3 Weeks Ago
    swingdude replied to a thread Solo Tree Work in Climbing Forum
    Have not been here for a while but this thread was such a refreshing read...enjoyed it immensely....
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    4 Weeks Ago
    TreeCareLA, talk to Nick.
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    03-17-2017
    I shoot a line trough the top, making sure to hang over a couple decent limbs, then get the SRT line to run down the trunk. Or if I'm feeling lazy, just hit a lower limb and alternate lanyard/life line up (or free climb :O ) I typically SRT most prunes and just advance an SRT line when doing a removal.
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    03-17-2017
    SimplyArbor replied to a thread WTB in The Trading Post
    Score! Got dat wescoas clutch cover. I picked up the 460 Burnham posted out of Bend, very clean :D
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    02-11-2017
    SimplyArbor replied to a thread PPE for filing? in Chainsaws!
    I wear gloves cuz I've seen my knuckle bone twice... never really wear glasses, unless they're on already.
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    01-15-2017
    Raise hourly rate in relation to time savings. If by hand you could do 1 pine in a day complete for $1500. Now you can do it for $1200 in a half day with the machine. Now you are keeping you rates competitive but bringing in day total of $2400. I had a local guy tell me once that he used to do $1000 a day for a crew rate, but with a bigger chipper and loader he could knock out 3 pines instead of 1 and still make a $1000. I told him he was a moron. Why invest in equipment and not see any return other than speed and undercutting the market heavily.
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    12-19-2016
    SimplyArbor replied to a thread August Hunicke Videos in MBTV
    We used to have a little drying room in Portland at the shop. Nice to have dry gear for a whole 5 minutes in the morning. More to keep the mold and stench down in the trucks...
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    12-02-2016
    SimplyArbor replied to a thread August Hunicke Videos in MBTV
    Second that! No firs here, but half hitching pondos is super efficient.
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    12-02-2016
    SimplyArbor replied to a thread Coffee Break in Odds and Ends
    Epic!
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    11-26-2016
    SimplyArbor replied to a thread one handed saw use in Chainsaws!
    I'd be hard pressed to dismantle a conifer without one hand saw use... Great vid Reg, the straight forward no bs insight backed by impressive skill makes me wonder how someone could argue that.. Whatever, they can buy shiny things and be tree gods in their little world, while the rest with common sense are in the trenches getting shit done.
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    11-12-2016
    Got to see Gilman in Portland in '12, was a great lecture and in tree demonstration!
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    11-03-2016
    Yep, skinny with gorilla wingspan. Probably be like this when I'm 70.
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Grew up in Hawaii (oahu). College Degree in Forestry. ISA Certified Arborist.
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