Today....

Reach

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Atglen, PA
What is this strange device you speak of (the rake), and what do you do with it?

I put 9 Firs on the ground by 1 and split... The boys were buried so putting any more wood and brush on the ground would have been counter productive...
Must be nice! We are working on an estate this week owned by a former partner at Berkshire Hathaway. His property manager has a PhD in Turfgrass Management. This translates to some very delicate work over an immaculate lawn, with a penalty of fates worth than death if we should break a blade or puncture the sod.
 

rico

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redwoods
Rich folks and their precious lawns..Go figure? Theres certainly no property manager on this job and nary a rake in sight, but the owners brother is an aborist from Boston, so he came out to learn a little about treework out in the wild west. He is tripping balls watching 160 ft Firs shoot a super tight lay and hit the ground, and I can't wait to have him spur up a nice 4 footer to set a tagline.. A really nice guy, and it turns out he knows the fella I worked for when I lived in Boston many years ago..Its a small world and the brotherhood of tree work is something very special....

I hope you and your family, as well as everyone else here has a beautiful and safe Thanksgiving....
 
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Reach

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Location
Atglen, PA
Rich folks and their precious lawns..Go figure? Theres certainly no property manager on this job and nary a rake in sight, but the owners brother is an aborist from Boston, so he came out to learn a little about treework out in the wild west. He is tripping balls watching 160 ft Firs shoot a super tight lay and hit the ground, and I can't wait to have him spur up a nice 4 footer to set a tagline.. A really nice guy, and it turns out he knows the fella I worked for when I lived in Boston many years ago..Its a small world and the brotherhood of tree work is something very special....

I hope you and your family, as well as everyone else here has a beautiful and safe Thanksgiving....
Pretty much. But as long as they pay for it, we will put up with it. Around here we do a lot of that silliness.

Sounds like a fun time, and a great experience for a Bostonian used to 80’ trees being tall. Some day I want to visit your part of the country to see what it’s like too. Never been west of Colorado.

Thank you for the Thanksgiving wishes, I hope you and yours also have a wonderful day, and take some time to be thankful for what you’ve got in spite of all that is lacking these days.
 

Jzack605

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Location
Long island
White poplar ?
Yeah.

The one I’m in had a big lead die due to what I think is a type of canker above what is now a little habitat snag. Now with the two limbs failing on the other co dom during what I was told was a windy day I’m considering full removal for them.
 
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27RMT0N

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Location
WA
Spent all day working in the rain, PNW style.

During spring and summer it's easy to forget how rain changes things, but in addition to making everything a bit harder, a bit slower and generally more unpleasant, it easily adds 1-2 hours for cleaning/drying time at the end of the day, then putting things back where they belong the next morning. A heated shop would sure be nice, but I work with what I've got: Sawhorse and 2x4 'drying rack' plus a cheap fan gets the job done.

Second project of the day, an alder removal. Here is dropping a big top right next to the burn pile so I didn't have to move brush any farther than necessary.

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The drying situation.

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At least one of my cats is willing to help with paperwork at the end of the day....

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southsoundtree

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Olympia, WA
Drying stuff?



Sure makes it lighter.





Rain here, too.

Wrecking a 40" fir, mostly solo.

Started the other day with three lowering ropes.

Some tag team speed lining for an hour, then a big solo speed lining run, followed by some straight down solo lowering ropes, next to the deck.

Dense, long limbs.
 

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southsoundtree

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Olympia, WA
Been working this 40" fir down, solo, about 4-7 hours a day... Had an hour of help the other day, from my GF.

Bunch of solo speedline and multiple-rope self-lowering.

Topped and chunked to about 20" yesterday with a 193t. My 200t was a bit heavy for the limbing work. Patience while chunking.
 

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Reach

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Atglen, PA
Finished up our largest crane removal project yet today. Thirty-seven trees in four and one half days. All but one were Tulip Poplars 80-140’ tall. This is about half of our log piles, and the crew removing the climbers tie-in from the cable just after the last pick landed.
 

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