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  1. Timber1972

    Battery Powered Chainsaw/Hedge Trimmer

    Has anybody used the battery powered top handled saws in the cold? Do they last at all? I am thinking they would be poor performance and longevity at -20 C but would love to hear I am wrong. Sent from my SM-T818W using Tapatalk
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    Picture diagnosis

    Looks like frost cracks to me. Seen lots of it when I was in school there. Sent from my SM-T818W using Tapatalk
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    Trees from a distance

    Populus? Sent from my SM-T818W using Tapatalk
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    Trees from a distance

    Acer ginnala Sent from my SM-T818W using Tapatalk
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    Today....

    That is how it is with most of my birch, boxelder and willow prunes. Often I put in a second TIP, particularly on 2 inch stuff. Sent from my SM-T818W using Tapatalk
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    Subzero Tree Climb

    Just realized this was rec climbing thread. Sorry. Sent from my SM-G920W8 using Tapatalk
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    Subzero Tree Climb

    We climb unless it won't warm up to -20C (-4F) including wind chill. That of course depends on local conditions... some winds get blocked by other trees so I keep that in mind for each climb. I have to keep at it all winter to get through the back log. Would love to take a month off in the...
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    Cottonwood Removal Drone Footage

    Thank you for your reply. Glad you did the assessments and gave options to the owner. All we can do is give our recommendations as professionals but the owner has the final decision. Well done job and video. It was a pleasure to watch! Sent from my SM-T818W using Tapatalk
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    Purpose of rigging?

    We rig mostly to prevent compacting the soil and protecting the root systems of the remaing trees in the yard. In winter with frozen ground we only rig to protect targets when called for. Sent from my SM-T818W using Tapatalk
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    Cottonwood Removal Drone Footage

    As always, it is hard to tell from short video, but it looked healthy. Why was it removed? Cool vid, what a majestic beast of a tree! Sent from my SM-T818W using Tapatalk
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    Buckingham steel spurs, ISC hand ascender, biners and new R/E orbitor swivel -SOLD-

    Are these prices $CAD or $US Sent from my SM-T818W using Tapatalk
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    Climbing/PPE Gear for Small Bodies

    Good to know. Will get her a pair and maybe some for me too. Thanks Sent from my SM-T818W using Tapatalk
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    Climbing/PPE Gear for Small Bodies

    She will need at least steel toe with chainsaw protection for when she starts climbing. We specialize in pruning so something with a soft sole is crucial. And getting them with enough insulation for our winter work at -20 to -30 C would be nice. Sent from my SM-T818W using Tapatalk
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    Climbing/PPE Gear for Small Bodies

    I will be watching this closely too as I just hired a young woman and we have the same issues. She did get the waist sewed in 4 places to get her chainsaw paints to fit with doctored up suspenders but I want to get something better for her. I know clogger makes some women's chainsaw pants but we...
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    Trees from a distance

    Elderberry? Sambucus spp? Sent from my SM-G920W8 using Tapatalk
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    TreeStuff used to be great!

    Our dollar does not drop simply because of Trump. Confidence in our CAD dollar tanks when idiot Hair Pierre does what he does and makes us a socialist laughing stock on the international stage. Add in all the stupid crap of not allowing us to demand an international market price for our oil and...
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    How much do you pay your climbers?

    Actually it is pretty decent for a starting wage. Remember we don't pay pst on anything either nor does our provincial part of income taxes rip us a new one like in BC. I ran a consulting firm with 40 employees in the Okanagan. I worked 2 x as hard and made about half as much as I do here. Sent...
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    How much do you pay your climbers?

    I would do all my own climbing too but we are so busy I am already booking work for next year. I will burn out if I did it all myself. Sent from my SM-G920W8 using Tapatalk
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    How much do you pay your climbers?

    All PPE supplied and $2000 first year for climbing gear and $1000 each year after. Paid training and if CA dues paid annually. Extended health benefits paid 50% of premiums. We work pretty much year round with a slower pace for January and February. Good months for upgrading or courses which are...
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    How much do you pay your climbers?

    If I could get a climber here that would be the rates I would pay. My groundies start at 20 and after 8 months are at 25. A climber would start at 25 and just go up from there. I am in northern Alberta. Sent from my SM-G920W8 using Tapatalk
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