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    BTW, Don's article (in the same issue) of rigging out a huge storm damaged Hickory on a building is also well worth reading.

    Here's a link to Don's new company.

    https://sierramoreno.com/

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    Was Mike a sub for Blair?

    I remember those articles, they were quite interesting, but a lil hard to follow for me. For example Don B wrote in the redwood story that, "Pull was generated using a running vector force rope." Wish I knew what he meant, sounds like fun.

    Too bad Blair doesn't want to join in here. We've been contrasting FB and TH in another thread, is Blair a FB guy rather than a forum guy? Since he puts vids on the net, he must be somehow into "sharing"
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    Well it's kind of confusing.

    In the TCI article, it's Don Blair subcontracting for Mike Majors.

    In the video that I linked here, it's Mike Majors subcontracting for an arborist named Blair Glenn. Here's his website

    http://www.saratogatreeservice.com/

    Two different Blairs, same Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris_girard View Post

    In the video that I linked here, it's Mike Majors subcontracting for an arborist named Blair Glenn.
    Yup, that's what i meant.

    Interesting website overall, and interesting he dosesnt directly advertise tree removal/pruning etc.
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    I agree Cory.

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    Man, that was intense. I can't even imagine ever rigging out anything that big. I wouldn't even think that it could be possible.

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    It's just a tree.

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    True, but that one got my wheels turnin for sure.

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    Those 2 rigging jobs (the Big Hickory and the Big Redwood) would have scared off 9 out of 10 of the tree companies who bothered to work on them. It's very refreshing and encouraging to see that we still have Master Riggers such as Don Blair and his crew, who can keep the traditional methods alive. Too many riggers just rely on power and hydraulic equipment and have lost the ancient skills.

    Don Blair is hopefully going to shed some light on Mike Majors and point me in the right direction on how to contact him.

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    Bump - for info on Mike Majors.

    I am still trying to locate Mike, but I thought that I would share another video from 25 years ago by Blair Glenn that shows Mike climbing and rigging wood that many back then or even today would find impossible. Its long and low quality film, but if you love tree work and rigging then you'll love this one, especially the end.


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