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    Dead Wood

    A couple of years ago I asked Tom D. if he would remove the 'Deadwood' thread from this forum because I was tired of seeing it every time I logged into Treebuzz and felt bad about some folks getting upset with the notion that leaving deadwood in trees which didn't pose any risk to people or...
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    Puget Sound Regional TCC

    A huge thanks to all who helped and competed!!! It was the best staffed PSRTCC we've had so far. It was also so very cool that we had three women out there totally rocking it! Thank you Susan, Michelle and Katy.
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    Calling Seattle arborists to the PSRTCC4

    Where ARE the Portland ladies Katy? I've managed to get a few of Oly gals to come out and volunteer for the day. Maybe they'll be inspired by seeing you fly through the trees. We were thinking it would also be cool if one of the comp events was staffed by all women.
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    Calling Seattle arborists to the PSRTCC4

    yeah, I believe Portland will represent'n. We even have a few Olympia folks all signed up.
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    Beware of Raccoon feces

    Thank you Gord. I've come across these piles many time, so it's good to know to beware.
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    Beaver damage, What to do?

    Sean, You could live trap them, train them, and hire them to work on your crew. Tom When are we gonna grab a beer?
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    Unimog with Chipper

    That setup is looks effing awesome. I've always thought Unimogs were cool.
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    Dead Wood

    [ QUOTE ] [ QUOTE ] I'm happy to be in the minority of arborist on this, if it means I'm with the majority of scientist. [/ QUOTE ] I am not against science but many things are true, whether they are "scientifically" proven or not. Dave [/ QUOTE ] Dave, Just remember to let your...
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    Dead Wood

    Thank you Bob and Sean. It's encouraging to know that some among us realize the limitations of our knowledge regarding tree biology. Scientific understanding of trees and the role they play in any system is still in its infancy. This is blatantly clear with a simple examination of the body of...
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    Groundi vs. mini skid steer

    I worked one day for a guy who had one (mini). I was totally amazed by how awesome it was. With the grapple, it can drag almost all the brush and put it in the chipper. I also recently worked with a guy who had a medium to smallish excavator with grapple. It not only moved the brush, it...
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    wood chips on root zone?

    Sorry, I shouldn't have brought that conversation to this thread. Believe me, I'm as sick of it as you are. I even asked Tom to archive it.
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    wood chips on root zone?

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    wood chips on root zone?

    Sorry, here's the link. http://www.puyallup.wsu.edu/~linda%20chalker-scott/horticultural%20myths_files/index.html
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    wood chips on root zone?

    Some good info here concerning wood chip mulches. According to Dr Linda Chaulker-Scott, they don't tie up N at all. Looks like she's done a bit of research on this.
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    Dead Wood

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