Spoke with the customers, asking for a summer picture, if he happens to get one, or its not far off the beaten path.
He says the white flowers make it look like an ice cream cone.
These are the only other Olympia pollards that I've seen...
I've picked up 3+ sheets of plywood in a stack with my BMG, and stack plywood on top, with the grapple uncurled mostly, and the rear of the sheets on the loader arms.
I"m going with 3/8" plywood for my mini (under 3,000 pounds operating weight) plus load.
Western catalpa Pollard... I took over the years ago, after 25 years of the homeowner and ladder work. He aged out of it.
It's getting better pruning now, though he still does the bottom, which shows.
Finishing off pruning over one of 3-4 yards this black walnut reaches over...
Drill it, and 'sound' it with an axe, as damage doesn't matter, as it's a removal.
Don't guess. Don't have us guess.
Decide on risk-mitigations, as needed. PPE is always the last line of defense, and only is meant reduces injuries.
Falling into a stub, when rocked by a back top-catch, can be very dangerous.
I think that the pad is supposed to be 2 fingers below the bone bulge at the top of the lower leg...ish. Experiment if they don't feel right.
I have climbed lots of good-sized fir in pole spurs, sometimes only in...