• Merle Nelson's Avatar
    6 Hours Ago
    I think you will hear good news soon from those treating and saving Ash . (Think I have heard starting early is key.) I don't deal with pests myself. I didn't see for sure what area of the country you're in. It may matter.
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    14 Hours Ago
    I have the numbers. I have been lazily buying loops from Baileys for a while after initially trying the Stihl chain in loops and liking it so much more than Oregon. I need to find a good price on 100 ft reels. (My Stihl dealer said he was too expensive.)
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    23 Hours Ago
    One of the few options on my chipper I don't use much is a variable flow control for the feed wheels. I'll try adjusting it when the chippers not chipping too well some time.
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    23 Hours Ago
    Good to know the Stihl chain runs smoother on it Stephen, thanks. I need to get a reel of Stihl 3/8 low pro and 3/8 standard coming. Madsen doesn't ship those to CA, any other affordable suppliers?
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    23 Hours Ago
    Nice mat highway, and galvanized trailer. Surprised more people don't go with that. I'm looking into a aluminum chip box now, my two steel dumpster boxes rusted within a year and will only get worse from there.
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  • Merle Nelson's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    Yeah....standing up is good.....might be a couple more generations before that starts to make a difference again.
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    3 Days Ago
    Merle Nelson replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    I just saw a youtube vid of 3 older cases solved all by DNA, two by info on those open genealogy sites. On one of the cases being reviewed in 2018 they sent the perps DNA to a company that could put together a predictive picture of what the perpetrator looks like from his DNA - first time I heard of that. (Guy ended up being caught not by how close his likeness was to real life, you could see similarities but not exact likeness.)
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  • Merle Nelson's Avatar
    6 Days Ago
    Are you going to cut to size using chainsaw carpentry techniques?
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  • Merle Nelson's Avatar
    6 Days Ago
    Yes, agreed. I didn't think of that.
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  • Merle Nelson's Avatar
    6 Days Ago
    I bought some material (HDTP?) to make up stacking plates - so bad at getting to projects.
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    1 Week Ago
    Merle Nelson replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    Yeah glad you got contact. Bad deal there.
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  • Merle Nelson's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    I like the rake to pole pruner idea. I have used up a bunch of black tape doing a temp attachment in the past. And I do have a 10 foot length of lightweight pipe with two ninety degree elbows on the other end to extend my blower reach and still blown down the roof. By the way, previous posts on chainsaw lanyards.....I extend the length of mine by girth hitching in a normal 10 inch saw loop with steel ring.
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  • Merle Nelson's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    I would like to see Willies way. Sawdust between sounds good, I'll try that. Brian are you thinking of the triple tapers? I use those a bunch too.
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    1 Week Ago
    To answer your question about how long a chipper should be able to run and not be too hot Fiona it is continually. Well, with shut downs for grease at 8 hrs or whatever your manual says and refueling. Too hot to touch on bearings would be indicative of problems coming on my chippers but there may be a possible exception if a hydro motor was closely attached to it and especially if in really hot weather. I would try to ascertain where most heat comes from by touch. Listening trick sounds good, and getting a bearing or motor sourced before failure - if it ever fails. A point of interest is that some bearings are made to take excess grease and let it flow through purging the old grease, while some are sealed and only meant to take a little as replacement for a small amount that weeps out. (If I understand the difference correctly. )
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  • Merle Nelson's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    Kyle's post #21 covers it for me. I have been using steel fliplines and Gibbs or Petzel for decades, just recently tried going back to a prussic and am close to giving it up. (It use to work tolerably well on a 3/4 inch three strand I made up.)
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  • Merle Nelson's Avatar
    2 Weeks Ago
    Sounds good.
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    2 Weeks Ago
    Thanks Sean, that was great of you to warn me. Sean, I PM'd you about a Hobbs device for sale because I wasn't go to bid on it at first. Did you ever get that message?
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    2 Weeks Ago
    Huh......interesting, thanks.
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    2 Weeks Ago
    Kyle that,s the first time I have heard of or seen pictures of a pancake hood. What are the benefits?
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  • Merle Nelson's Avatar
    2 Weeks Ago
    Those look like a boot I might try for ground work, thanks for putting that up Stig. Shipped in three days, that's incredible. (If they answer the phone. :) )
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  • Merle Nelson's Avatar
    2 Weeks Ago
    FFZero, Jim, are you getting any of my private messages through Tree House? Tried calling and texting an old number I had for you. Figured out late last night one way I might have screwed that up - had it programmed with a 1 in front of it. My number , thanks. (Came on an accident beside the road and Jim was kind enough to give me some info on dealing with EMT's/Firefighters.)
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  • Merle Nelson's Avatar
    3 Weeks Ago
    Good tip, thanks.
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  • Merle Nelson's Avatar
    4 Weeks Ago
    Ingenious idea! I should have thought of that. :)
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Always loved climbing trees, my best friends were a pair of Silvers about 100' tall. tree to tree, top to top. sun rain snow and cold. Best place in the world to be. Every time I climb, I relive those days. Teach my kids the same thing except now I get to be the tree and we all grin from ear to ear
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Alumnus of Niagara Parks Commission School of Horticulture. Canada’s premier institution for producing world class Horticulturists.

History of environmentally conscience service. Cultivating, consulting and caring for plant material for over ten years. Carolinian plant advocate. Organics for long term vitality.

High hazard tree specialist utilizing rope access techniques. An innovative leader in tools and techniques

Planned, consulted and performed the Kettleby Village Tree Plan which in turn received The Lake Simcoe Conservation Soil Conservation Award.

Ministry Certified Horticulturist/Arborist. International Society of Arboriculture 1998

Licensed Forestry, Landscape and industrial vegetation exterminator but in no way does King Tree Service operates as a pesticides application company.

Interned, worked and studied in a variety of indoor/outdoor plant spaces including the following; woody and herbaceous plant propagation and cultivation, greenhouses and forest. London, UK, New York, Virginia and Portugal botanical study tours.

Created a meaningful educational experience for the students of Canada’s oldest public school. Central Public School, Hamilton and again with St Ambrose, Cambridge.

Landscape Appraisal for Private and Insurance. Applying insurable value to trees.

Consultant to and management of a Municipal Street Tree Inventory and Managed Forest Tax Incentive Plans.

Inventor of the world’s first task specific multi-purpose throw weight. RopeArmour

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