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  1. TreePractitioner

    Dragnet on rope

    So about six months ago I got swarmed by bald face hornets while pruning a large Cherry tree. The hive was hidden in a cedar hedge below the tree I was working in, and I had to descend past it in order to get to the ground. Not fun! Anyway, there happened to be an Orkin man in the neighborhood...
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    A Challenge to all Arbo's

    A Challenge to all Arbo\'s While removing a Cornus nuttallii (our provincial tree in BC) yesterday, I shut my 200T off just long enough to hear a passer-by call me a "Money-hungry tree killer!". I have been called pretty well everything under the sun while working a removal, but this insult...
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    Snap, Crackle, Pop...Big Leaf Maple

    Hey all, Have a quick question with regards to some interesting "behavior" we experienced with a Big Leaf Maple (Acer macrophyllum) this past week. The job description included the removal of a multi-stem Big Leaf along with some decadent Birch and Alder snags. On the morning of the first...
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    What are ya...New?!

    Greetings all, I am new to the buzz, so I thought I would throw up a quick post to say "Howdie". I have spent many hours over the last few days, reading for the most part, very informative and well articulated posts (not to mention the witty banter that is often contained within). The pride...
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