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Church today. He is risen!

A very cold cable & brace installation on Friday. 4 cables and one brace rod on a nasty codom mid canopy. It was so cold as I was bending over the center strand on the wire stop it snapped. That was a surprise as I have never had that happen before.

That's my original employee, Jason (I'm in the bucket). He has become a pretty good climber. He has 11 kids!!!

Winter was slow. Now we're booked 3 weeks out. Feels good.
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Church today. He is risen!

A very cold cable & brace installation on Friday. 4 cables and one brace rod on a nasty codom mid canopy. It was so cold as I was bending over the center strand on the wire stop it snapped. That was a surprise as I have never had that happen before.

That's my original employee, Jason (I'm in the bucket). He has become a pretty good climber. He has 11 kids!!!

Winter was slow. Now we're booked 3 weeks out. Feels good.
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You must have had a bigger drill than that for the rod? Sugar maple? A strand of cable snapped? Unusual.
 
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5th day back on job after major surgery. Finished this $9100. removal today. Just me and my one groundman. 120' tall and 50" dbh. Blew one leader out towards the primaries over US Highway 4, butt hitched on a ring choker and was actually rehearsing what I would say to the police, electric company and the news. My GM said it missed by about a foot.
 
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5th day back on job after major surgery. Finished this $9100. removal today. Just me and my one groundman. 120' tall and 50" dbh. Blew one leader out towards the primaries over US Highway 4, butt hitched on a ring choker and was actually rehearsing what I would say to the police, electric company and the news. My GM said it missed by about a foot.
Ported 661 36" bar on stem and brand new 880 with 48" bar on stump. Gonna have it ported when it breaks in a bit.
 
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The best lately is I’ve started towing things home with the kenworth. Took the lift back while hauling a part load of logs (end of job) today. Thing is a total animal. Trailers sit perfect with the new hitch heigh too. Definitely a time saver hauling logs and a machine at the same time. I can actually back it into my redesigned (and paid for) yard no problem now too. Pretty sweet.

It’s all coming together. :dancing:
 
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5th day back on job after major surgery. Finished this $9100. removal today. Just me and my one groundman. 120' tall and 50" dbh. Blew one leader out towards the primaries over US Highway 4, butt hitched on a ring choker and was actually rehearsing what I would say to the police, electric company and the news. My GM said it missed by about a foot.

How do you get the sling up high enough with the lil’ dog? Are you working on 70’ trees? Sounds pretty cake. Like a cake walk lol
 
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That pruning is some miserable work. I don’t know how anyone could do that all the time. Cabling is even worse. I think I’d rather split firewood than chase deadwood. It’s not that I’m not good at it, I just hate it.
 
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How do you get the sling up high enough with the lil’ dog? Are you working on 70’ trees? Sounds pretty cake. Like a cake walk lol
We folded over and lowered 40 to 50 foot leaders on a butt hitch on the ring choker AT 70 feet Suzie. At least half a dozen of them after striping huge limbs off the trunk. Way faster than all that technical stuff you boys do and laying that plyboard all over forever, and forever and forever and for................................uggggh. Coulda gone up top on the crane and tiptoed all around with a lot more time but then I'd be like...well....you. Therefore probably have no lot...and no crane (wink).
 
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That pruning is some miserable work. I don’t know how anyone could do that all the time. Cabling is even worse. I think I’d rather split firewood than chase deadwood. It’s not that I’m not good at it, I just hate it.
It is all a matter of keeping high end clients Mr. Medical Doctor Specialist (huge LOL). You CAN'T let some other tree co. come in and do the SMART stuff (instead of dumb bottom feeder all removal stuff). You have to be a Certified Arborist and know trees, fill the need for cables, diagnose and treat trees, make pretty trees look even prettier...and safer.

Your all takedown company is a thankless job that leads to misery and complacency (and possibly heavy drinking). Anybody can do what you do. Takedowns are basically easy. Being a complete Arborist is challenging...and lucrative. It is scary even THINKING about how much money you owe.

Look at you...you learned something today...
 
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