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What Would the Charge Be?

Discussion in 'Florida Lawn Care Forum' started by Landscape Poet, Feb 13, 2012.

  1. jvanvliet

    jvanvliet LawnSite Gold Member
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    You mean the Palms in the 2nd. picture?

    I didn't think the HT131 would extend to more 11', plus 6' for height = 17' max; those trees go to about 35'. What you do, just take off the dead stuff near the bottom?
     
  2. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    Jvan that other photo was from a previous much debated thread. Those were way too tall for a ladder or ground attack.
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  3. RoyalTree

    RoyalTree LawnSite Member
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    Not true. Hire a real tree guy and let him use ropes to climb.
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  4. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    Can you elaborate please? How exactly do you use ropes on trees with a smooth trunk and no branches to throw a line over?
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  5. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
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    Patriot


    Certain types of rope when tied right can used on you feet like climbing spurs. Manila Rope works best. I can't really explain marlinespike etc here, it is an art unto it's self.

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    The rope is used as a slip Knot that grabs the tree or the smooth steel Flag pole etc. Going up is the easy part. Coming Down can be tricky.



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  6. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
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    Patriot

    Maybe a better explaination is you have two Slip Knots that go around the tree trunk, one in each hand. The left one is attached to a loop for your left foot and Right One Etc. You left hand moves the rope up the tree as your foot comes up at the same time. Then you put weight on the slip knot with your foot until it grabs the Tree and you climb up and do the same with your right hand. You should also have a safety belt from your waist to around the tree allowing you to lead back and work with both hands.

    Getting up there can be the easy part. Doing the work can be an other story. No everyone can hang by their butt while starting and running a chain saw. Coming down is or can be very dangerous just like regular Tree Spikes which require more energy to come down the tree safety than going up.


    Ya'll might want to consider my earlier post about less labor to remove the tree than to trim it correctly. It was a tongue in cheek post to see if anyone would pick up on removing the tree like it should be. Fact is these tree can be a real danger in a hurricane. I love trees but I sure don't need a 80 to 100 footer dropping on me or my house. These tree are excellent Habitat for all kinds of rats and bugs even more so than other palms because of all the Vegetation Debris hanging on it.

    Sure the first few years these trees grow fast and add height quickly to you landscape design. But if your design is to stand the test of time don't use Washington Palms.



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  7. RoyalTree

    RoyalTree LawnSite Member
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    You set a climbing line over the top and climb up on the rope, not the palm. I highly recomend you never try going up tje trunk of a very dirty washingtonian as the skirt can dislodge and fall and trap you against the tree. There had been many fatalities where people suffocate from the skirt while spiking up.

    Look up srt climbing palm on youtube to get an idea on how to do it.
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  8. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    Looks like a workout and a half. You don't learn those skills overnight. Hats off to you guys that do that on a regular basis.
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  9. jvanvliet

    jvanvliet LawnSite Gold Member
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    Ah, I C. So the shorter ones then. Now I understand.

    Not sure about using rope to climb palms, specially with a chain saw.
     
  10. RoyalTree

    RoyalTree LawnSite Member
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    Its not for most people. Each job requieres a certain set of skills and equipment to be done properly.

    Each company should focus on doing what is in their abilitied and not be a jack of all trades.
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