Monday, September 21, 2009


Too Much Excitment
Rembrandt Tree Care - growing pains

It's been almost a year since I updated this blog. I had the great idea of listing every job and telling the stories and lessons to go with it. Well, you can see, I kind of got left in the dust. A lot of changes have been going on. I have been doing a lot of writing on "My Blog." You can find the that link in the sidebar here.

Friday, August 29, 2008

#063 Large Old Willow. Storm Victim. Moscow ID

Start 08-29-08. 12 man hours. Reuben and Kathleen get tree down. Storm knocked a lot of it down and in the street on the evening of 08-21-08. Jeremy cut up the wood with the 88 and 66 Stihl.

#062-008. Sick Aspen. Wires everywhere. Moscow

Start 08-28-08. 12 man hours. Reuben and Jeremy. Take down. Clean up.

#061-008. White Ash. Storm damage. Moscow ID

Start 08-27-08. 12 man hours. Good size limb broken and hanging down in front of the front door. Customer consented to trim the WHOLE tree for health and safety. Found another large broken limb closer to the top. Tree was too thick and overgrown to notice it before. Lightened up the top. Reuben and Kathleen.

# 060 - 008. Silver Cottonwood. Windfall. Moscow

Start 08-22-08. 16 man hours. Victim of storm on the night of 08-21-08.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

#058 - 008, Perpetual Mess Linden. Moscow ID

Start 08-22-08. 16 man hours. Linden rained down perpetual mess on patio. Much better suited for lawn area. Jon and I were both up in the tree to start with. This is very efficient if you can get everyone up in the trees right away. We try not to have grunts to do the ground work that can't climb. Our main focus is training climbers. There is a tremendous growing demand for arborists in other parts of the country. Kathleen and Natalie tend ropes and process limbs, brush, and firewood. It's fun to do little jobs like this in a more labor intensive, simpler, safer, quieter way. No chipper. No bucket truck. Mostly hand saws.

Natalie. Stomping and chomping the trailer.
This trailer is the best tool I ever bought. We use it to haul horses, hay, lumber, furniture, brush, you name it. Cheapest dump truck in the world. Nice and low to the ground because there's no hoist. [Guy working for an outfit in Lewiston was killed last year when a dump bed came down on him.] We unload it with the cable that runs under the brush. You just need something to hook on to, or another truck to pull it off.