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    1 Week Ago
    Lots of huge dead madrones and beetle killed pines up there. Hard work. My sister jas been begging me to visit again. Each time it is huge sprawling dead madrones over houses. I have been avoiding her ;) Too old for that level of concentration lol She wont hire local companies, says they are, or have employess that are, tweekers. Her friend hired a company recently. At 11:AM they stopped and said it was beerthirty!
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    2 Weeks Ago
    I remember watching a t.v. Show about the difficulties of pumping concrete while building the worlds tallest buildings. Interesting stuff <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/BickMFHAZR0?list=PL16649CCE7EFA8B2F?ecver=1" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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    2 Weeks Ago
    I just heard on NPR that chainsaws were originally invented as a surgical tool! Yowza
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    2 Weeks Ago
    We made a video on how to service the innards, greg good will get it to if you ask him
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    3 Weeks Ago
    Cutting burnt trees really dulls a chain quick
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    4 Weeks Ago
    An oldy but goody: The Arboristís Creed and Principles of Practice Posted on April 22nd, 2011 in Blog by dblair We will keep the thought before us that trees are the friends of man; that from the beginning they have furnished him with food, shelter, clothing, and weapons; that in all ways they make the world more habitable and beautiful for all creatures. We will do all in our power to subdue insect pests and diseases of trees, and to obviate unfavorable conditions in their environments. We will endeavor to impart a just appreciation and understanding of trees, as living things, to those with whom we come in contact, but we will divulge our knowledge of tree lore only to those fit and ready to receive it, and then only in so far as they are prepared. We will not treat a tree for pay if we are convinced that the tree is dying and we cannot save it. Neither will we leave a tree or branch that is a menace to life or property without disclosing the danger to all parties concerned, and suggesting the means that would render it safe. We will not knowingly use injurious or useless materials or methods in filling, feeding, treating, or spraying trees or shrubbery, nor allow it to be done by others under our charge. We will perform all services pertaining to our profession to the best of our ability at the time we deem most suitable to gain the best results. Should we discover a tree with an incurable disease or an uncontrollable insect pest that may threaten surrounding trees, we will draw the attention of the proper persons to the condition so that the menace may be promptly checked. Likewise, if we observe the start of an epidemic of pests or disease which we may check by private means, we will do so. We will remember that those who employ us possess the virtue of respect for the things of nature and should be appreciated for that trait; and, further, that they may be as fond of the more delicate growth beneath the trees as they are of the trees themselves, so we will use care that our treatment does such growth no avoidable harm. We will do whatever we may, legally, to prevent the ignorant or wanton destruction or mutilation of trees. We will disclose no means of surreptitiously destroying trees or shrubbery. We will endeavor at all times to so conduct ourselves that our craft shall merit the highest respect and esteem of all persons. We will consistently strive to improve our craft. Further, our fellow-workers and competitors, if they be true craftsmen, have like problems and strivings, and we will accord them the same consideration that we expect ourselves. Millard F. Blair, Author © 1935 by Millard F. Blair Officially adopted by The California Arborists Association, Inc.
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    4 Weeks Ago
    Seems to me that a crown fire will spread no matter if there are beetle killed trees or not
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    4 Weeks Ago
    frans replied to a thread White boys suck in Business Management
    I am an advocate of bringing back slavery. On the other hand, i would still have to feed em...humm
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    4 Weeks Ago
    On your next trip into town pick up one of these! Cordless bluetooth garden hose ;) Sorry, just a bit of humor. Having lived through the oakland hills firestorm i truly know just how horrible it is to experience this.
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    4 Weeks Ago
    What doesnt kill us usually leaves us crippled lol
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    4 Weeks Ago
    frans replied to a thread White boys suck in Business Management
    I have no one to blame but myself. Because i dont have continous 40+ hours a week work i am stuck with guys who will take part time work. The good ones invariably move on.
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    4 Weeks Ago
    Howz that for a teaser title? ;) No seriously, in my area i have more trouble with white boys than mexicans. White boys show up at 7:59 and 'need to take a dump, or stop at the deli/coffee/ fast food store/ etc. mexicans seem to have a better work ethic overall. Yes, there are exceptions. But overall? Rather disappointed in whitey
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    4 Weeks Ago
    Any word on the fate of the giant sequoias ?
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    07-14-2017
    I would recommend to ALL rightful owners to stamp your i.d. On the alum base plate. It is easy to do and the metal stamping dies are inexpensive. Even buy the stamps at harbor freight tools
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    07-12-2017
    I have been in business as an arborist for hire for.. Easily the last quarter century. For the past 5-10 years we have been bombarded with google wanting to 'update' our information. They 'guarantee' certain placements on their search engines. O.k. All this has generated 2-5% in actual tree work jobs. However it HAS generated in our phone lines being jammed with adverts, our email server being flooded to the point that we had to contact our internet provider for help. I have talked to folks. Overall? Businessess that are seeking work dont care how many adverts they get. Established businessess? Dont mess too much with the internet. My experience is the google listings generate alot of 'price seekers' but not real clients.
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    07-06-2017
    Nevada city is a beautiful place. My sister lives on banner mountain
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    06-29-2017
    frans replied to a thread Stihl 090AV? in Chainsaws!
    That makes me wonder if i have the only west coast 090 that has never had gas in the tank
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    06-28-2017
    frans replied to a thread Stihl 090AV? in Chainsaws!
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    06-28-2017
    frans replied to a thread Stihl 090AV? in Chainsaws!
    Here is mine. New condition, never been fired up79913
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    06-06-2017
    frans replied to a thread Frans in Announcements!!!
    Thx! Hope you and yours are well. I still have the dotpalm shirt you gave me!
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    06-06-2017
    frans replied to a thread Frans in Announcements!!!
    Yup, every 12 months, thx
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    06-06-2017
    frans replied to a thread The RIP Thread... in Odds and Ends
    I just learned today that Pam Noonan, wife to Sam Noonan died on friday.
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    06-06-2017
    Yes, strengh is important, but that big ring can be attached to the sling/ load line in ways the smaller ones cannot
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    06-05-2017
    frans replied to a thread Frans in Announcements!!!
    '59 series 2 109. I put the series 3 front fenders on because i wanted more lights up front. Harder to see at night at my age ;)
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    06-04-2017
    Will x ring come out with a monster ring like the Not available Fiori ring?
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    06-04-2017
    frans replied to a thread Frans in Announcements!!!
    Sure. Just put the new engine in and discovered i had put the clutch disk in backwards, sigh. Yesterday pulled the tranny out. Today it goes back together. Toyota truck axles with 4 wheel disk brake conversion. chevy 4.3 v6 with chevy 4speed sm465 np205 tranny. LED headlights. Hopefully paint this summer.
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