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  1. marlinspiker

    Looking for crew members in San Antonio

    Mostly bc they do trash work and have a terrible safety record.
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    When Buying a Business?

    Not necessarily true. You can buy a business or sell a business without assuming the liabilities. I did just that.
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    When Buying a Business?

    You can buy their assets only not liabilities
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    Hiring

    Indeed has worked really well for us.
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    SendJim

    Sales genie works pretty well for this.
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    Best Wheel Loader ?

    We are going to buy a new wheel loader. WHat is the best machine for an under ten k trailered weight?
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    Foreman/Climbers/Groundsmen

    We are expanding our operations and adding two additional crews! Join us in West Chester PA. send resumes to mdunn@bartlett.com Summary : For over 100 years, Bartlett Tree Experts has been providing residential and commercial property owners science-based solutions and expert care for trees...
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    New App for Tree and Lawn Proposals ~ Limbwalker

    No offense but there are a myriad of systems that do this and much more for a fraction of the cost. Jobber has no start up fee and is completely full featured.
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    Join team West Chester!

    West Chester PA locale! https://philadelphia.craigslist.org/trd/d/arboristapprentice-climber/6570304346.html Join the Green Collar Revolution!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Summary : For over 100 years, Bartlett Tree Experts has been providing residential and commercial property owners science-based...
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    Work pants for treework

    https://www.wrangler.com/shop/men-outdoor-clothing/mens-performance-series-outdoor-cargo-pant-nw780?variationId=NW780BI#hero=0 These are alot like the arb wear canopies but only 20 bucks
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    Work pants for treework

    wrangler makes a pair of stretch fit pants and they are only like 20 bucks.
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    Ground-person’s daily/hourly rate

    I start guys at 17-20 with full benefits after 90 days. I also dont try to hire ground guys but Arborist Apprentices.
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    Spray Guns

    what kind of pump you running?
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    Vendor credit accounts

    Sherrill
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    Browing needles on large Blue Atlas Cedar

    Take samples and get them diagnosed by a lab. I have seen several cases of needlecast in Atlas Cedar the last two years.
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    Answering service

    Virtual Assistance is becoming a huge cottage industry. There are a few websites where you can connect with these people. If you use a cloud system they can access your schedule and provide you professional front line service. We used the same person for two years and most of my clients...
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    What would you charge?

    aerate the soil around the base, strip the sod layer and mulch. happy trees.
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    Fertilizing, not all it's cracked up to be?

    Rather than the thought process of introducing "bugs" we should be thinking of creating the ideal habitat for the native bugs to thrive. Test the soil and determine nutrient deficits. Address accordingly. Fertilize where needed. Invigorate compacted soils, backfill with compost and biochar.
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    Fertilizing, not all it's cracked up to be?

    Compost is biologicaly active and way easier to apply than compost tea and has a guaranteed analysis. It also has reams of reputable journal articles supporting its effectiveness. Compost tea is not viable as there is no guarantee that any microbial activity will survive transit and...
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    Fertilizing, not all it's cracked up to be?

    Compost Tea seems like a good idea but there are 0 pier reviewed articles that show any benefit from its use in the horticultural spectrum.
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