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Old 09-10-2011, 08:19 PM
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Did my second tree job today. I have experience just haven't offered the service. Fell one tree. Limbed 7. The first job I fell from the tree about ten feet up. LOL Bahahah. Knocked the wind out of me. I was more careful this time. Only about 30 feet up today.


I bought an echo saw (brand new) and have had to adjust the carb twice. It's a very small light climbing saw with the Ring on it for climbing with a lanyard anyone have any experience with these saws or should I go to a tree care forum.
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The first job I fell from the tree about ten feet up.
Ouch! How did that happen?

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Properly Trained I can charge 120.00 Per Hr. instead of 60
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What other steps do you feel you have to take to get to that point?
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Today I took a Tree Climbing Seminar, There is a lot to learn i will start slow and low. I have felling experience already. I am going to get a basic rope climbing set and start climbing low and practice. I have a property i am going to fell some trees by climbing them this winter. Open field and home owners will be out of state. I manage this 10 acre estate. Lots of work ahead any advice besides don't fall.
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Make sure your insurance covers your new venture.

Mine allows tree cutting with the only stipulation being that I'm not permitted to be more than 20' up. Works for me, 'cuz I hates heights!
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Sounds like an investment in a safety rope/harness is in order
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Aside from a quality light saw, the best advice I can offer is taking a helper, one would be shocked at how you can climb a tree, go up 20 to 30 feet and tie a rope, have a helper on the ground at the end of a long rope, no matter what direction the tree might want to fall naturally, a helper can guide almost any tree within reason to any direction you want.

A mistake I have made a few times which has cost me a couple of saws is not ensuring the loop on the saw is latched when you put your saw back in the harness.

When falling big guys, I quite often lighten the load of the opposite side I want the tree to fall.

The times I got myself into trouble was after a crotch high up, watch these friggin things, I have been climbing up a limb after a crotch when the crotch started to let go.

Keep your boot spikes as sharp as possible, I touch them up after every job.
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The times I got myself into trouble was after a crotch high up, watch these friggin things, I have been climbing up a limb after a crotch when the crotch started to let go.
Was that because there was less strength to the tree at that point or was it another reason?
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