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    How Would You Handle This?

    Yes they do. But, they should also care about their customers too, which I'm sure most of actually do when we're not posting junk on Treebuzz. Narrow phrases like "arborists save trees", which I'm sure is a goal we all strive for, totally discounts a whole plethora of issues such as owner...
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    How Would You Handle This?

    @guymayor, send me your contact info and I'll pass it along to the owner and the neighbors with kids running around the yard. I'll let them know you'll be swooping in to save this baby.
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    John Prine...can anyone not love him?!

    Several years ago, we were coming back from a weekend camping trip with the middle school outdoors club. We stopped at a country diner for burgers, and there was a guy on the back deck with a guitar playing. He asked for requests, so several people requested some songs most of which he didn't...
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    Im new to the business, but never climbed before. Any advice?

    Personally, this post is teaching me how to become a better fisherman - or fish.
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    How Would You Handle This?

    Now there's an idea for some Arborpod videos. I want to see Rip and Ken chase some people down. "Who owns this property?!!! Answer me, who owns this property??!!!!" "The neighbor does sir, it's the neighbor's!!!!"
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    How Would You Handle This?

    ^^^Yes this, and thanks for replies^^^^ The landlord will be contacting me within a couple of days. LOL, I'm a landlord myself, so I feel like a moron even posing these questions. But, my current renter of 5 years communicates very well with me and has been ridiculously trustworthy so my view is...
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    How Would You Handle This?

    I knocked on door yesterday to inquire about removing a dead poplar. Before it was over, they took me over to a large oak that had lost a large limb 2 years before and wanted to discuss options. Tree had a large cavity left from damage and the tree had virtually no weight on the side where the...
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    Tree in Austin

    Berlandier Ash maybe? 5 leaflets, bark looks right, found in southern TX.
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    Echo top handle saw

    I agree that it gets better the more I use it, but I feel sure my coil is good. I run 93 non-E and haven't tried anything else in it. Also, idle set to 3200 rpm, which a little higher than most saws but middle of the spec for that saw. Guesstimate I've got about 25 tanks of gas through mine. I...
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    Echo top handle saw

    Been using my 2511T with 12" bar and .050" chain since last year and couldn't be happier. I will typically use it until the wood gets too big, which is around 10-11". The 5 minute changeover to the bigger saw when needed is nothing to fret. I had some people question it at first, but they came...
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    Addressing hitch binding with the Rope Wrench on descent

    Very good advice. Often overlooked because of technical problems with saddles, ropes and hitches. My daughter is a plebe at the US Naval Academy. Her friend and squad mate, "Super Girl" was footlocking up the rope at the O-course. Of course, the foot didn't completely catch right when her hands...
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    Addressing hitch binding with the Rope Wrench on descent

    @Oertl I was just thinking about things going back to to the early days. Man, nowadays, I could honestly tie a rope around my waist and go SRT. As long as I have a good hitch and some additional way to add friction, I'm good to go. Kevin Bingham (rope wrench inventor) did it with a honed-out...
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    Addressing hitch binding with the Rope Wrench on descent

    Thank you, and please feel free to PM me and we can hook up on phone. But, it's the hitch. It always ends up being the hitch for the issues you bring up. Even when you change climbing rope and it ain't working out and you just can't seem to get it feeling right ....... it's the hitch .... or our...
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    Addressing hitch binding with the Rope Wrench on descent

    I understand, keep reading though, I promise, promise,promise the issue is not the saddle. I have climbed SRT on two completely different saddles ..... but ...... I absolutely understand my hitch and everything last little nuance. If you're binding and can't figure it out .... trust me ..... do...
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    Addressing hitch binding with the Rope Wrench on descent

    And by the way, Stevie Nick's "Edge of Seventeen" live from the Bella Donna tour (on YouTube) is good thinking music should you need it. And yes, she's the sexiest woman on the planet.
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