Ok Dave. Its not so much whether its worth my life, it is my life. Its what I always done.Reg, you go to a job and with your years of experience, assess the best way to do that job. Then let some talking head say no, we can't do it that way, because what, not enough money, not enough time, or we can't inconvenience traffic that long?
It is your life and safety they are overriding, and if it is not them then it is you that is allowing it. Frankly, you are worth far more than any tree job can bring in.
I was not in anyway recommending that you stop doing what you do, just that you do it within your own terms. Those folks on the highway could have waited the relatively short time it would have taken you to do as you wished.... For every 5 mins of cutting I had to wait 15 for traffic to clear. I was eager to get it limbed and topped as quick as possible to get the sail off and relieve the stress off the fracture, but it didn't work like that because of the highway...
I would agree with him too, but it wasnt a case of being told 'this is how its to be done'. They asked me, I didn't ask them. The only uncertainty in my mind was the wind, not the task itselfWell said, Reg.
But I can see Dave's point, too.
I sometimes found myself flipping back and forth on a decision to climb or cut a specific tree. The greater my experience and skills became, the less often was I unsure.
Oh I see what you are saying, the 15 min waits. If the wind had started to worsen, they'd have just had to wait longer. Even though, for waits longer than 15mins you need a different permit which we didn't have.I was not in anyway recommending that you stop doing what you do, just that you do it within your own terms. Those folks on the highway could have waited the relatively short time it would have taken you to do as you wished.