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Slvrmple72

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Did your boss get the firehouse name from the firetruck or are you guys using an actual firehouse as your shop? Kinda like Ghostbusters, LOL! Nice work on the Crabapple.-Kevin
 
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The boss is a fireman, outside Chicago. AND a real treeman.

I have worked 18 hurricanes, in 12 states in the last 10 years. I know good people when I work with em, and he's one of them. I only climb for people worth knowing, not for just the money. I was cutting in 1977, and have little patience for keyboard arborists. :greenchainsaw:
 
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The man that owns this outfit is a great guy, who I met in TX during IKE. he does not top trees, and practices only proper pruning. He has a nice business, and owns a lot of good equipment.

he can call it whatever he wants, and is good to work with. so,
WHATEVER,
to all the smartasses.:cheers::cheers:

The nifty lift is a nice machine, makes pruning nice., but I'm here for the crane work and steady work.

The trees were in the pic were elms, and were takedowns.

here's a crabapple I pruned, was nice to have the lift for this one.
Sounds like you topped this crabapple which isn't necessarily a bad thing for a crabapple. Also looks like you gave the tree the umbrella shwack, cutting the inside of the tree out or lions tailing it. Just because you've been cutting since 1984 doesn't mean you know how to prune. I don't doubt you know how to take a tree down but pruning is another story. Many of your 1984 pruning techniques are out of date, you might want to upgrade your brain especially with a screen name as treeslayer.
 
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Sounds like you topped this crabapple which isn't necessarily a bad thing for a crabapple. Also looks like you gave the tree the umbrella shwack, cutting the inside of the tree out or lions tailing it. Just because you've been cutting since 1984 doesn't mean you know how to prune. I don't doubt you know how to take a tree down but pruning is another story. Many of your 1984 pruning techniques are out of date, you might want to upgrade your brain especially with a screen name as treeslayer.
all I did was trim the canopy, shapewise, according to the homeowner wishes. that is NOT topping, in the interior I only removed a few crossing limbs. I spent maybe 30 minutes on this tree. the pic was to highlight the tree, not just my pruning skills. homeowners usually determine how they want their ornamental trees to look, anyway.:confused:

why you would want to insult me, I don't know, or care. you don't know me, so how do you get 1984 into your mind? I am fairly adept at current pruning procedures, and proper methods, and spend well over half my time pruning, not just removals.

And I am really getting tired of this :censored: nitpicking mindset that seems prevalent on this site now. :censored: grow up.

I'll say it one last time, any bozo can type.:cheers:
 
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tree MDS

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Tree guys are like old hens in general - even worse online.

Dont let it get to you slayer, you should be used to it by now. :cheers:
 
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Sounds like you topped this crabapple which isn't necessarily a bad thing for a crabapple. Also looks like you gave the tree the umbrella shwack, cutting the inside of the tree out or lions tailing it. Just because you've been cutting since 1984 doesn't mean you know how to prune. I don't doubt you know how to take a tree down but pruning is another story. Many of your 1984 pruning techniques are out of date, you might want to upgrade your brain especially with a screen name as treeslayer.

Your looking right at the picture, how can you say it "sounds" or looks like it's topped? Also what does topping a crabapple "sound" like? Then you say it's been lion tailed? I've never seen a lions tailed / topped tree other then after the next year when suckers start coming up from the topped sections. That tree looks fine. I'm new to this site and sadly I have to say it is filled with whiny arrogant people who do nothing but cut other people down.

Back on the OP. I got to use a Genie lift a couple years ago to do some tree work at Ft. Leavonworth VA Hospital. I had to trim some trees away from the building they were refurbishing so the construction company could get their trash shoots built up. The construction company already had the genie lift there so I got to use it. It was nice just driving from tree to tree and always being in the right position.
 
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Lift? I would have to duck under that tree and a lift would be in the way. Liontailed, maybe , don't know what the tree looked like before the prune.
Jeff

and how would you get to the canopy jeff? to do what the homeowner asked, and paid for?

stop being such a know-it-all jacka$$. Jeez, you're from Californication, a state going broke, pleading poverty, and more millionaires and billionaires than the rest of the country.:confused:

Yeah MDS, I should.:cheers:
 
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And I am really getting tired of this :censored: nitpicking mindset that seems prevalent on this site now. :censored: grow up.

I'll say it one last time, any bozo can type.:cheers:
I'm new to this site and sadly I have to say it is filled with whiny arrogant people who do nothing but cut other people down.
some people's self esteem & confidence is so low that the have to put down others on the net to feel good about them selfs so if that makes their day so be it.
 
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LTREES

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Have not been on AS for a bit, been too busy. I laughed pretty good on this thread. Cut to please the HO in this economy, but always advise. Be safe and enjoy your work.

LT...:greenchainsaw:
 
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Crab looks great, NCtree, how are you judging his pruning abilities from that picture. There is no before and after pictures or pictures of the interior structure of the tree. Many a time I have had to prune trees to the customers liking weather it was right or wrong the customer is the one paying the bills.
 
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Looks good Dave and let Tom know if things go south with the interview Wednesday that Becky has given me permission to come play. I'll try to call after the interview and let you know what the state of affairs is.
 
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