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    stumped #2

    You know, on one hand it's a puzzle - how or by what path did shit go down? On the other hand, shit definitely went down, and to a great extent. Can you imagine any other cause for this? And what is a 35 gallon rig doing in a small space? And 1.5 gallons is a lot in a small space.
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    stumped #2

    Look at the difference between glystar and rodeo.
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    stumped #2

    Is there an adjuvant in the formulation? Usually homeowners get a jug that isn't pure glyphosate - it's mixed with a leaf penetrant/surfactant. The adjuvant can burn leaves at high concentration. Again, it doesn't necessarily go systemic and allows the plant to come back... Both...
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    stumped #2

    Glyphosate can "burn" leaves off without killing the tree. Before the air potato beetle release, I sprayed air potato with 1% terrestrial formulation, basically broadcast because the air potato was so thick. It would kill the tree leaves along with the air potato, but the trees would then...
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    Is anybody dumb enough to buy a tree service?

    Any thoughts, @Jorgon1022 ?
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    New England Platinum Protect Pa

    It's typically used for a rope bridge on the New Tribe Onyx saddles. It is pretty expensive. It is not marketed exclusively to arborists, so it would be coincidence if it worked well for us. The diameter is a little skinny. The elongation is too high for srt ascent. The break strength is a...
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    uv rope damage

    Maybe look into the construction of synthetic cabling and corresponding uv degradation resistance, then compare to the construction of your rope's outer sheath? The synthetic cabling materials are designed for years - not weeks - of exposure.
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    Which rigging rope to buy!

    How do you pull over a heavy leaner with 3/4" line? That's like 30k tensile mbs. Are you generating that much force and with what device? What about the hinge wood holding under that force? What about the TIP holding under that much force? Plus, you're in basket configuration with a base...
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    Which rigging rope to buy!

    Since when is heavy stuff 100 ft. high? Are you in the pnw? I keep a 150' hank for heavy stuff.
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    Needing a bigger saw.

    Both, it was a family enterprise...
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    One star review

    I don't think you want that client. I don't think they want you. I understand @ATH saying go do the work, but I have to disagree. Just own it - there's worse things that can happen. I just would not take them on as a client...
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    Needing a bigger saw.

    Maybe, and what's not to like about big saws and decent sized wood, right? :cool:(y)
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    Needing a bigger saw.

    I didn't, and I regret it. I think my pops wanted a fresh start, so I did not have tree work on my radar until late in life, by which time my grandfather was long dead. Pictures of them materialize occassionally that make more questions than answers... The first time I felled a tree I had...
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    Needing a bigger saw.

    That does look easy... you put that thing on saw horses? ;) Seriously though, nice technique and wicked fast. I'll try it out next time a big straight pine is forced on me. I just can't help but wonder if it translates to urban hardwoods that are not milled to lumber, but I'll definitely...
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    Needing a bigger saw.

    Motherbucker!
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