ArboristSite.com Sponsors
 
 


Nor Cal & North SF Bay GTG (November 11-13, 2016)

Discussion in 'Chainsaw' started by BrocLuno, Jul 7, 2012.

  1. 2dogs

    2dogs Addicted to ArboristSite

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2007
    Messages:
    7,847
    Likes Received:
    3,598
    Location:
    Santa Cruz CA
    Tyler I have found it best to NOT shower in the morning before work if there is any chance of contact with poison oak. A pre-exposure towelette or lotion also can help. The directions are simple, "it rubs the lotion on its skin, or else it gets the oak again".

    Don't delay washing up after work. Use Tecnu "dry" that is don't wash it off with water. Use a disposable towel and wipe the Tecnu off the first time. Second application, then rinse with COOL water. Everything you have touched will be contaminated the urushiol the oil in poison oak. At the very least hose off any hand tools when you get back to quarters. Do not wash yourself with bleach of vinegar or use hot water. A shower with Tecnu or Drip's Paradise Road soap using COOL water for several days. Use an antihistamine like Benadryl and an NSAID like Ibuprofen as soon as you can. (Benadryl puts me out like a trout but it really helps). (Most fallers and cutters I know carry Benadryl and Ibuprofen in case they tangle with yellow jackets anyway).
     
  2. tylerbeach3

    tylerbeach3 fellimbuck spiltn'burn

    Joined:
    May 26, 2012
    Messages:
    334
    Likes Received:
    393
    Location:
    calistoga, CA
    I will follow all orders in order.
    Staying away from that plant is not possible here. It reminds me of high school sex ed: "the safest sex is no sex".... not really an option.
     
  3. tylerbeach3

    tylerbeach3 fellimbuck spiltn'burn

    Joined:
    May 26, 2012
    Messages:
    334
    Likes Received:
    393
    Location:
    calistoga, CA
    I am not much of a morning person so i really never had a problem NOT showering in the morning lol. It seems pointless in this line of work anyway, i get pretty dirty pretty quick and am not trying to impress my park maintenance staff with cleanliness.
     
  4. madhatte

    madhatte It's The Water Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2009
    Messages:
    7,064
    Likes Received:
    3,912
    Location:
    Puget Sound
    My experience is that when I get the rash, I only saw the plant maybe 30% of the time. When I do see it, I get right on the Tecnu... and that's only about a 50% success rate either. I figure I'm pretty much doomed to a bad rash every few years no matter what preventative actions I take.
     
  5. tylerbeach3

    tylerbeach3 fellimbuck spiltn'burn

    Joined:
    May 26, 2012
    Messages:
    334
    Likes Received:
    393
    Location:
    calistoga, CA
    Howdy boys! Long time no post. I know its early but i wanna start rallying the troups. I got a big one this year. Hazard tree survey is this year so we will be felling some fun ones. Also, state parks cant afford to clear our property line and is putting that responsibility on our neighbors. Weird i know. The homeowners have to pay for a permit and do the fuel reduction themselves... what da yall say we do it for them? Its a big job but with bada$$es like you guys it will be possible. It isnt the whole property line just our neighbors to the west. About a half mile of fenceline, thick blue oak and manzanita. Parks ecologist will prep me before you get here, ill have it flagged and we cut and we cut and we pull slash into the forest. No chipping. Im still waiting on parks to hash out details. Ill stay in touch. Hope all is good with everyone. Kevin. I owe you a rope still, im sorry i forgot, coming your way soon.
     
    PasoRoblesJimmy likes this.
  6. singinwoodwackr

    singinwoodwackr Addicted to ArboristSite

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2012
    Messages:
    3,596
    Likes Received:
    4,571
    Location:
    Norcal, Bay Area
    is this planned for Nov. or are you starting now?
     
    PasoRoblesJimmy likes this.
  7. atpchas

    atpchas AtA

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2007
    Messages:
    2,867
    Likes Received:
    4,209
    Location:
    Napa, California
    Sounds like a blast! It'll be nice to work on trees that don't leave me looking like a lump of charcoal.
    BTW, is it possible to have the thread title changed to reflect the correct date when one is chosen?
     
    PasoRoblesJimmy and tylerbeach3 like this.
  8. BrocLuno

    BrocLuno ArboristSite Operative

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2009
    Messages:
    294
    Likes Received:
    44
    Location:
    NorCal
    Need to start a new thread for 2018 GTG at Bothe.
     
    PasoRoblesJimmy and tylerbeach3 like this.
  9. tylerbeach3

    tylerbeach3 fellimbuck spiltn'burn

    Joined:
    May 26, 2012
    Messages:
    334
    Likes Received:
    393
    Location:
    calistoga, CA
    Ill start new thread tomorrow morning. This is November. Nothing set in stone but park people were happy to hear we may be able to help. Ill have more info soon. Broc luno, scary tree in campsite 41. Wanna take a look? Black oak hung over tent site. Site closed for now of course, i have a couple bids from tree companies.... 2000-3000 !! Maybe you can help.
     
  10. tylerbeach3

    tylerbeach3 fellimbuck spiltn'burn

    Joined:
    May 26, 2012
    Messages:
    334
    Likes Received:
    393
    Location:
    calistoga, CA
    Hope you are doing well Charlie! If i could get your advice on a hung oak sometime soon it would be greatly appreciated!
     
  11. atpchas

    atpchas AtA

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2007
    Messages:
    2,867
    Likes Received:
    4,209
    Location:
    Napa, California
    Let me know when would be a good time to visit. My schedule is wide open.
     
  12. Eccentric

    Eccentric Mister Wizard

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2007
    Messages:
    14,217
    Likes Received:
    3,281
    Location:
    Northwestern Wyoming
    I'm game.
     
    PasoRoblesJimmy likes this.
  13. tylerbeach3

    tylerbeach3 fellimbuck spiltn'burn

    Joined:
    May 26, 2012
    Messages:
    334
    Likes Received:
    393
    Location:
    calistoga, CA
    Asap. Thursday? We should look at it a bit, not rush into, i trust you guys to make safe calls.
     
  14. madhatte

    madhatte It's The Water Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2009
    Messages:
    7,064
    Likes Received:
    3,912
    Location:
    Puget Sound
    You know I'm down!
     
  15. singinwoodwackr

    singinwoodwackr Addicted to ArboristSite

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2012
    Messages:
    3,596
    Likes Received:
    4,571
    Location:
    Norcal, Bay Area
    I can drive up on Thus.
     
  16. atpchas

    atpchas AtA

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2007
    Messages:
    2,867
    Likes Received:
    4,209
    Location:
    Napa, California
    Then I'll plan to see you tomorrow. What's a good time? My pref is for earlier rather than later (cooler vs warmer).
     
  17. tylerbeach3

    tylerbeach3 fellimbuck spiltn'burn

    Joined:
    May 26, 2012
    Messages:
    334
    Likes Received:
    393
    Location:
    calistoga, CA
    Anythime. Ill be at the office for a few then have an inservice training at the pool at ten to 11
     
  18. atpchas

    atpchas AtA

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2007
    Messages:
    2,867
    Likes Received:
    4,209
    Location:
    Napa, California
    How early will you be available?
     
  19. tylerbeach3

    tylerbeach3 fellimbuck spiltn'burn

    Joined:
    May 26, 2012
    Messages:
    334
    Likes Received:
    393
    Location:
    calistoga, CA
    from now until ten and after 11:30
     
  20. tylerbeach3

    tylerbeach3 fellimbuck spiltn'burn

    Joined:
    May 26, 2012
    Messages:
    334
    Likes Received:
    393
    Location:
    calistoga, CA
    I'm not much of a computer guy... can someone start a new thread with correct dates. I cant figure out how to do that
     

Share This Page