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    dmonn replied to the thread Quick pruning question.
    I could probably prune the 3 inch branch with a pole saw, but there's a large diameter (6-inch) piece of a broken limb (4 ft long)...
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    I need to help out a relative. He's got a white birch tree that's got a limb hanging over stuff that needs more sunlight. I've never...
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    Would bolting the two remaining stems together be of benefit to the tree? Help prevent (delay) the next split? Or would that be a waste...
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    The break is not very far off the ground (reported at 7 or 8 ft) so my plan is to access by ladder then lanyard into whatever stem(s)...
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    A friend wants some help with this tree and I want to know what I'm dealing with before I get there. All I have to go on are these photos.
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    dmonn replied to the thread Show off them splices.
    Been there done that way too many times. My summer gig is teaching sailing (high school math during the school year). No fun teaching...
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    Wow! How soon can I get some? There's a huge market here in Wisconsin.
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    In addition to saying the photos and video are amazing, I've got some questions. It looks like the climbers are all climbing SRT, but I...
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    dmonn replied to the thread Comment on my plan.
    I often do a break cut when limbing a trunk after felling the tree. I learned from experience to cut very precisely, and exactly as you...
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    dmonn replied to the thread Comment on my plan.
    Lots of good comments and suggestions. Thanks for the input. Span rigging and cutting from the ground sounds interesting, for this and...
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    dmonn replied to the thread Comment on my plan.
    Thanks for the replies. I would certainly prefer to tie into a healthy tree, but in my woods there often aren't any choices. As long as...
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    dmonn replied to the thread Comment on my plan.
    All five trees are in line, and the approx distances are roughly to scale. The angles show are going to be pretty close.
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    dmonn replied to the thread Comment on my plan.
    Yuup. PSP is a dead ash, but a big one that hasn't been dead very long. What's the advantage to shifting the red base tie? My only other...
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    dmonn posted the thread Comment on my plan in Climber's Talk.
    I have several situations like the one shown in the sketch. For this one I could just drop the fence and drop the mostly dead boxelder...
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    dmonn replied to the thread Poison Ivy 11.7.
    I now have about 6 or 8 hitch cords, all different brands/types. I don't know the names of most of them, but find that my preferred cord...
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