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    How'd it go today?

    The lift definitely was a home run for the oak limbs over house/lines and the ash I didn't trust. A little taller would have been nice, as the first top out of the ash was definitely dicey (a little too big; one limb grazed the lines; no spark or downed lines, so we survived) and the last one on...
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    What's the weather like in your neck of the woods?

    As long as wind is minimal to non-existent, I'll work in cold as 10F (which has happened already once this year, an a few days last winter as well). Being a winter bum pays off in this profession, especially climbing in the wicked, moist cold we get around here.
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    How'd it go today?

    Due to weather changing, had to try and finish up a job for a friend's mom. Dead, 70 ft. stick (species unknown) removal next to garage in tiny back yard, reduction prune of a 100 ft green ash over driveway, and major reduction prune of 120ft red oak over driveway, front yard/utility wires and...
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    The Official Happy Birthday thread!!!

    Thanks all; unfortunately Mother Nature looks to be peeing on my parade tomorrow, so had to squeeze in work today. First B'day in 18 years I had to work.... :-({|= \
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    The Official Happy Birthday thread!!!

    Happy B'day Jim!
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    What Are You Drinking Tonight?

    Went out to dinner tinight and had a Jack & ginger ale w/appetizers, a Super Tuscan red wine w/dinner, and now sitting w/this Macallan for a nightcap (as I'm off the next 2 days)....
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    How'd it go today?

    So, finagled an old friend to shake loose his checkbook and let me do the trees I quoted for him early last year. Take down of 3 spindly, 50-60ft crooked oaks, removal of a 35ft EAB victim, removal of a 50 ft red oak lead threatening the back of the house, and some other small prunings. Had to...
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    The Joke/Funny Pic/Video Thread

    Whether you love him, hate him, or couldn't care less, gotta laugh at this silliness (and yes, could be cross referenced to the "Trump, the Answer or the Buffoon" thread)....
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    Tree work thoughts

    Kyle, what I'm referring to is what I believe (knowing how lots of NJ and Conn. are) is homeowner and small commercial yards where a lift/bucket/pickup can't even get to the trees (lots of hills & fences here w/barely 36" gates). The last 4 jobs I've done were all in back yards for multiple...
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    Tree work thoughts

    Kyle, don't know about where you live, but in my area (not far from where Cory is, and assuming similar job scenarios), lots of jobs end up not being bucket/lift accessible, or even feasible. Also seeing how the insurance is around these parts (probably the worst in my state), those options can...
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    Tree work thoughts

    As the business noob to this (and not too much younger than you), I face that concern each day I gear up and head up there. I haven't had the #1 climber scenario yet, but am slowly grooming one of my brush monkeys, and have a kid who has a knack for getting into trees lined up as well. Yea, you...
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    The Official Happy Birthday thread!!!

    Hope it was a good one today,Stephen!
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    What's the weather like in your neck of the woods?

    Was thankfully sunny this past weekend, but now forecasting nothing but rain through Thursday. Damn freaky warm-ass winter we're having here...
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    What's the weather like in your neck of the woods?

    Damn Stephen, I've skiied both those mountains before, but thankfully never with anything like that! Looks like I'd need that aero suit that I think @Mellow posted the video of b4 for those conditions.... ;)
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    How'd it go today?

    Sean, right along the lines of what I was thinking. She initially balked when she asked how much to just remove that one tree, as I gave her a high-ball price due to having spent a good hour on her property in the freezing cold wind after a long day Saturday. Her response was "Couldn't you just...
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