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  1. Tyler Durden

    Homeowner Special

    I got a call at 4:30 today for this failed tree. The homeowner thought he could pull it over against the back lean with a clothes line and an ancient block. The tree barber chaired on him during his back cut and sat down on a historic home with solar panels on the roof. I set a bull line in...
  2. Tyler Durden

    Biggest Bid Projection Of My Career

    I am down in the Florida Panhandle, do I g relief work for Hurricane Michael. I met a local contractor today that brought me to a 17 acre property outside of town to look at. I would say 80% to 90% of the trees on the property are blown over or snapped in half. There are 16 hardwood trees on a...
  3. Tyler Durden

    Crane Crew Start Up

    I am starting a new contract, running my own crane crew. I have worked with this crew before and they are super tight knit, so I know things will run great, when I figure everything out. This will be my first time as crew leader for a crane from the ground up. As of right now, it is just the...
  4. Tyler Durden

    Crane Crew Set Up

    I am starting a new contract, running my own crane crew. I have worked with this crew before and they are super tight knit, so I know things will run great, when I figure everything out. This will be my first time as crew leader for a crane from the ground up. As of right now, it is just the...
  5. Tyler Durden

    Italian Cypresses with Seiridium Canker

    I have 2 Italian Cypresses at a high end client's property with symptoms of what appears to be Seiridium Canker. I see small dead tips over roughly 30% of the specimens, and one has 2 completely dead branches. Through my short research I could not find and chemical controls for Seiridium...
  6. Tyler Durden

    Is this a type of poison oak?

    I have about 80 ft of red tip photinia shrub to remove tomorrow and I just noticed this Vine all over it. I can't seem to get a solid positive ID on it but it sure looks like poison oak to me. It has a bright red stem and a oak like Leaf but the berries are throwing me off. If anybody could help...
  7. Tyler Durden

    The "Competition"

    So I just pulled up to do a consultation and across the street is this professional arborist. I really envy you guys in states with regulatory boards. He is "pruning" with a machete. These are the guys people want me to price match against. That poor tree. Absolutely no tip work. Sent from my...
  8. Tyler Durden

    Any Buzzers in Las Vegas?

    So what the hell is happening out there?? Just woke up to the craziest news of the year. 50+ fatalities and over 400 injured. My heart goes out to each and everyone of them and their family's. And I hope no one from this family was effected. What is this world coming to? Sent from my...
  9. Tyler Durden

    Combating Construction Damage

    When it comes to plumbing and roots, as we all know, people preserve their flush toilets before their oak/elm/ maple. My question is this; When root damage is unavoidable, how do we support the tree until a new root system is established? My situation. I have a long term client that had...
  10. Tyler Durden


    So, I am doing my first arborjet injection today. I was wondering if any of you PHC wizards have any tips or tricks should know. Thanks in advance. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
  11. Tyler Durden

    Red Oak chlorosis

    I just finished diagnosing a red oak in town that was beginning to get pretty chlorotic. I was wondering what successful techniques you guys have had to introduce iron to a mature tree. There are no known root issues and the tree is not a candidate for a root collar excavation, so a soil...
  12. Tyler Durden

    Wolly Aphid Control

    So I have 2 mature post oaks with a major aphid infestation. Damage onset has been minimal but the yard looks like a dusting of snow in the middle if a Texas summer. Who has a safe control method I can put in place? @JD3000 perhaps? Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
  13. Tyler Durden

    Looking for Production Climber, North Dallas, Tx

    I am currently looking for a safety minded production climber in the Dallas , Tx area. Job includes pruning, technical removals and some commercial projects. Pay dependent on experience and safe work practices. We are a up and coming residental tree service. I am currently cleaning house and...
  14. Tyler Durden

    Contract Climber in California.

    Most of you on here already know me, but for thoes of you that don't. Fully equipped with climbing and rigging gear. Enough saws to drop any tree you can point me at. F350 flat bed ready to work or haul. Fully insured for any work completed by me. EHAP, 1st Aid, and CPR certifications. 6...
  15. Tyler Durden

    So you think you are good with a saw?

    My wife just showed me this on FB. I despise FB, but this was worth it. Do any of you out there do any carving. It would be way cooler then stump grinding. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
  16. Tyler Durden

    Nomadic Arborist

    My current project will be comming to a close soon, and I am looking for another adventure. I am an experienced contract climber and crew leader. Tip pruning and technical rigging are my passions. I can operate any machine used in residential tree care. I am always the first one to the shop, and...
  17. Tyler Durden

    Alternative living options

    This is something I am very passionate about and I think some of you will find it interesting. All of us love to work with our hands, and being a part of nature. An earthship can be adapted to function in any climate, anywhere in the world. Humanity as a whole takes so much from this world, we...
  18. Tyler Durden

    My Latest Contract Climbing Adventure.

    So yesterday, my wife, 6 month old son, dog and I packed up the RV headed for Champagne Illinois. I am headed up to do a month of crane removals with a guy named Mike who owns a couple of K-Booms. Every winter I have looked for big projects to push my arborcultural skills. Last year it was west...
  19. Tyler Durden

    Super Quick 3:1

    So I have this idea of setting a 3:1 on my RW using a Petzl Tribloc and a Rock-O. This would be very fast to set, and could be done while the rope is loaded, unlike an alpine butterfly. I have never used a Tribloc so I don't know how well this idea would work in application. Anybody out there...