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    They crack like mad... Haven't gotten paint (home Depot mis-tints, $12/ gallon) or anchor-seal for ends. I'm thinking of cookies as trivets, maybe, or a wall-mounted backing piece for hooks for jewelry hanging. I might get my cs mill out today.
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    They are super wild trees. https://ppo.puyallup.wsu.edu/pmr/names/ https://www.google.com/search?q=madrona+vs+arbutus&rlz=1Y3KTZR_enUS608US608&prmd=nmiv&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiHuIWTt-HhAhULwMQHHYvdBgYQ_AUoA3oECAwQAw&biw=1280&bih=800 They are wild to view-prune (thin for filtered view, commonly) and deadwood (view/ aesthetics) hanging out over Puget Sound from cliff/ high-bank tops. You guys should come try.
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    I'd have done it differently, certainly. It came down safely. I'd never weaken the weak hinge for no reason. Drill bits and a cordless drill a a diagnostic tool, helps. Always choke. A bowline or other non choking not is the wrong application for a base-tie.
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    So, you don't deal with wires much, huh? After putting on a climbing and rigging show for the neighbors, I noticed annosus root and butt rot in their hemlock. Turns out to be a grandma of Dahlia's school mate. Removal is about sold before the bid.
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    Bridged over stationary sprinkler head using wheel chocks and a chunk of wood, topped with 4'*4' plywood. Ready for the grinder. Oops! I didn't see that the Groundman didn't prop the OSB with rounds I'd already dropped, as I asked. The retired homeowner said No Worries, he'd putty and touch-up paint. His wife is stoked we didn't smash the rhodies, their screening to the road. Happy wife, happy life. He thought they were terribly leggy. Then, I showed good all the dormant buds popping. Given enough time, the rhodies will fill out nicely.
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    SeanKroll replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    My old F450 didn't turn back to center on its own. Steering felt tight. Grease, they forgot about grease, and oil changes, and adding oil when low and black.
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    Birch dismantle at a jam packed gardeners house, manicured style. You know the rest.
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    Do you have a replacement, Cory? What is your stop-gap, until he comes to his senses, I mean? Have you considered relocating her? I mean up your way, not in the mafia way. Staffing is tough.
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    I'm in to win.
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    SeanKroll replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    Kyle, what do you call the guy on the bottom rung who is the grunt to start? He has an 'in' within the Union, who is going to mentor him, trying to get him on his crew. Spoon feeding him as much as possibly informationally, as well as telling him to get strong. He's been off treework for a couple months to a degree, and being Dad/Mom for a while, totally out of tree work for 2 months. Something amazing, another positive thing for a guy needing positive things, his father was stage 3 or 4 colon cancer, and after his last round of chemo, his father was 'done', in the sense of the big Done With Chemo, Lived a Long Life...his follow-up is cancer-free, after expectations of a quick death sentence.
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    SeanKroll replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    Starting a routine bigger birch with a bunch of decay and damage, two main stems with a lot of phototropic growth reaching over the street. Rigged down, in front of the chipper feed tray, and zip-lined out into the open street, as there are 15' rhododendrons and japanese maples, and ..., on the Do Not Smash List everywhere beneath the main lead. The smaller leader has manicured lawn on the one side, so two pieces of plywood for the branch butts to hit, and the bulk of the branches, did it. Was busy orchestrating it, and didn't have time for pics. Tomorrow. My one groundman is done on Friday, going off to Wildland Firefighting. He's onward and upward, and welcome back after the fire season, if he wants. My former employee, who has been out with family medical stuff, is making a move, got a connection into the carpenter's union, and will be testing about a month out. I told him he's welcome to come practice all the stuff for his apprentice test, at my shop. Measuring, cutting, banging nails, moving stacks of (5)-2x's, Hauling up buckets of nails. He's needing a good 'out' from treework into a career path. Not sure he's climber material, and groundmen don't usually last into their 60s. He said that so much of the stuff that I beat the bible about safety and productivity at my show, are the things that he will be tested on for his spot.
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    Are you climbing still, Cory? Will you go back, or do more in the absence of the ninja?
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    You made it? What kind?
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    SeanKroll replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    We had free dumping, but Rockstar cans and Marlboro boxes ruined it. Dum tree guys.
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    I usually swear by Arborwear Tech II pants, but could go with something cooler, and cheaper.
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    That prevents that set of keys from being used to move the truck. The driver of every vehicle should be responsible for confirming (one way or another) that the trailer is ready to be towed, and the whole rig is clear to move.
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    I make a point not to, and tell people not to stand, in ropes, electrical cords, hoses, keyboards, electric drills or other tooll, particularly ropes, as nothing else supports my life, or things over my life. If I have to tell them not to stand on a drill, I wouldn't have them around.
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    My hourly Crane operator is always in a hurry. Sometimes, there is an afternoon job elsewhere.
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    Easier to mess anything up than do it right.
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    Good stuff. Makes me miss the desert. I used to live down that way a lot.
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    Top left, other side, possibly all the way around...
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    SeanKroll replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    A soil probe can be useful, at times, maybe.
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    Welcome back!
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    DAY-UM! What kinda work?
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    5' is monster. Didn't know they made it down that far south. Cool. There is one here, 3', 3', and 4' triple leader action. Like other bigger trees, they don't look so big until your touching them, especially if they are alone. This Oly madrone is in a field, visible from I-5, if you know where to look. The owner considered removing it before it became protected. As a lone madrone, it looks good, as there isn't the same disease vectoring as along a shoreline. A weird place for a big madrone.
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    Good thing...you're ALWAYS hearing about those fallen climbers from crossloading a biner...oh, wait a minute... I like a heavy steel biner for advancing purposes, and I can't really think I'll damage the steel spine. Gate maybe a bit, but so far, so good.
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    Thanks. That's what I needed to know. Are slick-pins sold separately, on case of loss/ becoming sticky from pitch or grit? I think I'm going to grab one.
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