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    Tree Austria Suspenders / chest harness

    My mate rocks these on his TM and seem to work amazing. I would grab them but dont really need them. Someone will score at that price.
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    Is this too much pruning?

    The OP is calling us tree surgeons which leads me to believe they are in the UK, Australia or New Zealand. With that in mind and the obvious photos this does seem to be what we call a Norway maple. I have spent time in NZ and they call these Sycamore. Also with this in mind, all of those...
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    Throw line

    Another for Dynaglide. The pretzel stuff you are using is pretty good but does seem to take a while to "break in".
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    Thinning

    I wouldnt put grape vines in the same category as trees but I understand where you're coming from. Espalier for fruit trees is for the purpose of fruit so again a bit different than shade trees. Fruit trees in general are a whole different animal. With the fact that there was no specifics...
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    Thinning

    @swingdude how do you really feel though? Nah I get it man. Minimally prune unless defected, with targets. HO's and their thinking their trees need to all be balanced is another battle that drives me nuts.
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    Thinning

    Is it just me that is now a little confused? The original question was asking about the purpose of thinning a tree and most responses were leaning towards structural pruning ( to help set the tree up for a strong life) instead of wasting wounds for aesthetics, correct? Why would people want to...
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    Thinning

    I know this thread is almost a year old and hope the OP has learned from it. Since @colb recently posted, I'll say mine. I feel the whole "thinning" term is a sales pitch. Ed Gilman has some great study's regarding structural pruning which in turn give the same appearance as thinning but with a...
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    Fly by night tree services

    @swingdude this is about where we are at
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    Fly by night tree services

    Maybe $3 or so. Such a stud there @rico. I think the OP is completely missing it though
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    Fly by night tree services

    I dont think those little trees you work on are worth $250 mate!
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    Fly by night tree services

    Haha, yep. My brother in Priest Lake and I were just talking about this yesterday. His buddy does tree removals there and has to compete with some company from Spokane that has that deal. $250 for any tree as long as it can be felled. Sell professionalism and dont worry about those hacks
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    When Buying a Business?

    That's just it. He is the management and he has been complaining about how bad some of the employees are. He also mentioned how they dont always do proper work. A lot of do what the customer wants as easy as possible to save them some money. Starting to veer away from the thought. Probably too...
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    When Buying a Business?

    Good info guys and I am taking notes. Equipment is all owned and will look into back taxes. Included in sale is all the equipment, phone number, web site, all client list and the name. It's the guys last name which could be a bit different but it will work.
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    When Buying a Business?

    A tree service has come up for sale in my area and we are looking for advice on the right questions to ask/how to go about it. I know the owner and have contract climbed for them in the past. His reason for selling is that he is tired of running it by himself (bids, scheduling, climbing...
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