Good Times with Tyler Durden


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Good times post-snow.

Gonna post up picks with @Tyler Durden.

BIG Oregon White Oak that unfortunately split at the main included-fork. A cable and rods in time...

Perfect max-height shot with the APTA for a Wraptor Ride (thanks Nick and Paul), then some long SRT limb-walking for end-weight reduction.

Ideally, leaving the one side while the tree recovers would be great, but there is new development/ clearing nearby (2-3 lots, then a new neighborhood), and the other neighbor's ginormous maple with advanced Ganoderma (one of the G. biggest conks I've ever seen, even) on a very overmature tree, is striking distance of three houses with big parts of the tree. Amazing it didn't blow apart. A testament to tree strength. Its removal has been on the neighbor's 5-year plan for 3 years.

Some Birch pruning. Couple split limbs, damp, no central TIP, and not particularly big TIPs, so multiple systems spread the load, with some good SRT rope-routing to incorporate an additional trunk and compress the TIP, moreso.


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Multiple personalities? Delusions of grandeur? Did I mention that oak was 17' dbh?

All I know is that there are 5 absurdly handsome tree climbers there!

He got a nice high short, hand-thrown on a really light line I'm not familiar with (tried it a bit the other day). SRT action for piecing-out some of the long limbs of the lowest two whorls that are barely hovering over the orchard trees next door, and fence.

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This walnut is starting to self-destruct, I think.

One leader snapped in the wind over last summer.





BEFORE canopy raise off orchard trees for air flow and sun.

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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... Tyler pruned, I drank coffee and did roping and groundwork.

Big Props... This is quite a tree... My favorite!



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That walnut is gorgeous, and a hot hot mess. You putting some cabling and 7/8ths rods in that?


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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.!1s0x54919e31157895e5:0x93b4e5ffe6bba44e!2m22!2m2!1i80!2i80!3m1!2i20!16m16!1b1!2m2!1m1!1e1!2m2!1m1!1e3!2m2!1m1!1e5!2m2!1m1!1e4!2m2!1m1!1e6!3m1!7e115!4s!5severgreen state college - Google Search&imagekey=!1e10!2sAF1QipOSCx4KKPSrT7dF_xQwP7XwJ9HT2naYWRG38NUI&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiWqMO5qI7hAhUCqp4KHdbNCB4QoiowEnoECAUQBg

There are two that are landscrapered, in town. need to cut everything about 1" shorter.

Walnut, like so many trees, after a couple summers of drought is looking less and less healthy.

We have to cable, brace, prop a mimosa at the same place, and final rake up some time. I"m going to look for any sign of 1000 cankers disease. IDK about cabling it or not. It could use some serious cabling, but...
used to be grandma's house, now mom's and 30-something year old son and uncle live there. Not as well-heeled as some customers.
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