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by Jimbo the Mook
Tue Nov 03, 2015 8:16 pm
Forum: Around The Campfire
Topic: Beetle 2015
Replies: 9
Views: 542

Re: Beetle 2015

Without experience, and if you don't plant for a company that probes in the winter, it is hard to get on. Especially this year I would think. Not impossible, but it's a disadvantage for sure. Do some digging around on the Alberta Purchasing Connection website and you'll find a list of interested bid...
by Jimbo the Mook
Mon Nov 02, 2015 8:05 pm
Forum: Around The Campfire
Topic: Beetle 2015
Replies: 9
Views: 542

Re: Beetle 2015

Well it looks like the 1st round of tenders are already out, and the long term forecast for AB is looking like a dryer and milder winter than usual. Fingers crossed we don't need to break out the snowshoes this year. Whoop whoop, Is anyone else excited for the season?
by Jimbo the Mook
Wed Oct 21, 2015 8:52 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers about Tree Planting
Topic: Burning!
Replies: 12
Views: 1145

Re: Burning!

Anarchists and forestry workers take note: dissolve styrofoam packing peanuts into gasoline and you will end up with something similar to napalm. Pour contents into plastic grocery bags, tie off the ends, and place strategically into stubborn piles, or onto the doorsteps of disgraced former Prime Mi...
by Jimbo the Mook
Wed Sep 09, 2015 10:50 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers about Tree Planting
Topic: Planting in the USA
Replies: 190
Views: 4966

Re: Planting in the USA

My Spanish is pretty bad, but at 4:47min in I'm pretty sure I heard "burrito".
by Jimbo the Mook
Wed Sep 09, 2015 3:17 pm
Forum: Around The Campfire
Topic: Beetle 2015
Replies: 9
Views: 542

Re: Beetle 2015

I'm curious what anyone's thoughts are about the upcoming beetle season? In particular, do you think the amount of money doled out for beetle work will diminish due to the collapse of the Albertan economy, or do you see a business as usual type scenario. I know I for one definitely hope for the latt...
by Jimbo the Mook
Fri Aug 21, 2015 1:32 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers about Tree Planting
Topic: Tree Planter Union?
Replies: 26
Views: 3634

Re: Tree Planter Union?

It could of course happen sooner if the workforce would organize a walkout at the start of the Spring season, but we know that will never happen. Why do we know that won't ever happen? Has anyone ever tried it before? It seems to me like this site, such as it is frequented by knowledgeable, profess...
by Jimbo the Mook
Fri Dec 06, 2013 9:42 am
Forum: Companies in the Silviculture Industry
Topic: Little Trees Reforestation
Replies: 7
Views: 4030

Re: Little Trees Reforestation

Does anyone have any recent info on these guys? Sounds like a solid company to work for. Thanks in advance. Unfortunately it seems as though Little Trees is scaling down their planting and concentrating more on their hydro brushing contracts. I know they had a few trees in the spring, but not much ...
by Jimbo the Mook
Tue Oct 08, 2013 6:45 pm
Forum: Companies in the Silviculture Industry
Topic: Torrent Silviculture
Replies: 25
Views: 5655

Re: Torrent?

Quesnel, Williams Lake, Horsefly, is where they normally operate. I haven't worked for them myself, but I do know people who have. From what I hear, Davin (the owner) is a top notch guy... who pays well.
by Jimbo the Mook
Thu Sep 19, 2013 9:25 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers about Tree Planting
Topic: The Ultimate Camp Costs Thread
Replies: 87
Views: 2741

Re: Coastal Planting: Cost of living & food costs

mwainwright wrote:its like reverse engineering every shit youve taken for the last 6 weeks.
Haha! Brilliantly said, Wainwright!
by Jimbo the Mook
Fri Jul 19, 2013 8:19 pm
Forum: Around The Campfire
Topic: Planting Article in BC Business
Replies: 8
Views: 814

Re: Planting Article in BC Business

Scooter wrote:Caulk boots keep out the rain, if you get a good bead, and cork boots float well?
... and cocks feel good on the feet?
by Jimbo the Mook
Wed Jul 17, 2013 9:19 am
Forum: Around The Campfire
Topic: Planting Article in BC Business
Replies: 8
Views: 814

Re: Planting Article in BC Business

I thought it was adorable that the author didn't bother to find out how to spell "caulks" or "Silvicool" correctly. I believe he just spelled it the way that we in the silviculture/forestry industry actually pronounce caulks - "corks" – and then used the proper spelling in the next sentence to desc...
by Jimbo the Mook
Tue Jul 16, 2013 6:15 pm
Forum: Companies in the Silviculture Industry
Topic: Great Bear Forest Management Inc.
Replies: 2
Views: 758

Re: Great Bear Forest Management Inc.

Thanks Tnalp! I gathered as much when I saw their ad on one of those job boards you spoke of... Hmm, while I wouldn't mind my brushing season to last into November, living in a tent and cooking for myself doesn't sound all that appealing on the north coast at that time of year.
by Jimbo the Mook
Sun Jul 14, 2013 10:01 pm
Forum: Companies in the Silviculture Industry
Topic: Great Bear Forest Management Inc.
Replies: 2
Views: 758

Great Bear Forest Management Inc.

Just curious if anyone has heard or dealt with these guys before? It sounds like they do a bunch of brushing and cutting work around Terrace.
by Jimbo the Mook
Tue Jul 02, 2013 9:57 pm
Forum: Mechanical Stuff
Topic: Stihl FS560 Brushsaws
Replies: 33
Views: 1363

Re: Stihl FS560 Brushsaws

Amalguin, Newforest, thanks for all the info!! I'm feeling quite scared of this new series too, from all I've heard about them. In fact, I actually just picked up another used 550 to add to the arsenal in order to prolong the inevitability of eventually having to buy a "chip saw". Maybe if I had an ...
by Jimbo the Mook
Sun Jun 30, 2013 11:49 pm
Forum: Mechanical Stuff
Topic: Stihl FS560 Brushsaws
Replies: 33
Views: 1363

Re: Stihl FS560 Brushsaws

Thanks for the advice Almaguin! I've heard this now from a few people... I'm curious though, what these other challenges are? Did you experience them yourself, or know anyone who did? Unfortunately it's getting mighty hard to find a 550 anymore since Stihl discontinued them – I think a lot of people...
by Jimbo the Mook
Sat Jun 29, 2013 11:19 pm
Forum: Mechanical Stuff
Topic: Stihl FS560 Brushsaws
Replies: 33
Views: 1363

Re: Stihl FS560 Brushsaws

We had the 550's and we broke tons of drive shafts...like, a lot of em. Hmmm, that's strange. I've had my two 550s for years and I've never had a problem with a drive shaft, or an angle drive blowing out. Not saying this is the root of the problem in your guys' case, but often less experienced brus...
by Jimbo the Mook
Sat Jun 29, 2013 4:58 pm
Forum: Mechanical Stuff
Topic: Stihl FS560 Brushsaws
Replies: 33
Views: 1363

Stihl FS560 Brushsaws

Anyone out there have any thoughts on the new Stihl 560's? I have a couple of well used 550's that are still running like tops, but I'm considering investing in a 560 for the extra jump in power; however, I'm a little concerned that Stihl hasn't hashed out the inevitable bugs of such a new model... ...
by Jimbo the Mook
Tue Jun 04, 2013 7:50 pm
Forum: Around The Campfire
Topic: Be Bear Aware
Replies: 4
Views: 494

Re: Be Bear Aware

Ha, more like, "He saw me and then went to sleep. He must *think* he is one badass dude. I'd better gnaw on him for a bit, piss and shit all over him just so that he knows I own his fairy ass, then bury him under that there stump over there, and leave him for a few days until he starts to rot a bit...
by Jimbo the Mook
Sun Jun 02, 2013 10:14 pm
Forum: Around The Campfire
Topic: Be Bear Aware
Replies: 4
Views: 494

Re: Be Bear Aware

Ha, more like, "He saw me and then went to sleep. He must *think* he is one badass dude. I'd better gnaw on him for a bit, piss and shit all over him just so that he knows I own his fairy ass, then bury him under that there stump over there, and leave him for a few days until he starts to rot a bit;...
by Jimbo the Mook
Tue May 14, 2013 4:18 pm
Forum: Around The Campfire
Topic: Planting on Haida Gwaii
Replies: 41
Views: 3873

Re: Planting on Haida Gwaii

Good onya, Clay, for posting these pics and showing us the sloppy handiwork of the shitbird. While I've never planted on Haida Gwaii myself, I know many people who have, and who've worked for Stephan, and maybe still are working for him. It's a travesty to see a highly respected contractor like him ...
by Jimbo the Mook
Thu Mar 07, 2013 6:37 pm
Forum: Equipment Used by Planters
Topic: Thoughts on Armour39?
Replies: 7
Views: 385

Re: Thoughts on Armour39?

I'd like to try it just to see how my will-power stacks up to that of GSP's. I've always thought I could whoop that frenchie's ass in the octagon, now, thanks to the marvels of science and Under Armour, I can know the outcome before I actually make the career switch!!!
by Jimbo the Mook
Fri Nov 09, 2012 8:39 pm
Forum: Public Bid Results
Topic: 2013 Public Bid Results
Replies: 195
Views: 29431

Re: 2013 Public Bid Results

BCTS contracts are of two types: Open and Select. Open contracts mean that the contracts are posted for the public on bcbid.com and anyone who meets the stipulated qualifications can bid. Those results are then opened at a "public opening" at the local BCTS office. The public is allowed to go in an...
by Jimbo the Mook
Fri Nov 09, 2012 4:39 pm
Forum: Public Bid Results
Topic: 2013 Public Bid Results
Replies: 195
Views: 29431

Re: 2013 Public Bid Results

I'm taking it that these bid results are being pulled off of the bcbid website. If I'm correct about that, could somebody tell me how I can find that info for myself. I've been painstakingly trying to bring up the results of some spacing contracts that were recently awarded around Williams Lake, but...
by Jimbo the Mook
Sun Jul 01, 2012 5:57 pm
Forum: Around The Campfire
Topic: How Are Your Tree Prices This Year?
Replies: 12
Views: 867

Re: How Are Your Tree Prices This Year?

... 'better' prices, not 'higher' As much as some people may or may not appreciate the often jackass comments coming from "the hamsterizer", they must also admit that this is one of the wisest things yet mentioned in this (so far) ridiculous forum! –– Spoken like a seasoned pro who has very little t...
by Jimbo the Mook
Mon May 28, 2012 5:01 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers about Tree Planting
Topic: Llamas
Replies: 11
Views: 2574

Re: Llamas

I've heard llamas are notorious j-rooters and like to fart in the truck. If I owned my own company I would definitely stay away from hiring llamas!
by Jimbo the Mook
Sat Mar 17, 2012 11:57 am
Forum: Questions & Answers about Tree Planting
Topic: Planting in the USA
Replies: 190
Views: 4966

Re: Planting in the USA

Haha! Wicked, Gingerplanter! Wicked!!
by Jimbo the Mook
Mon Mar 05, 2012 7:50 pm
Forum: Companies in the Silviculture Industry
Topic: KING KONG REFORESTATION - Now Hiring 2012
Replies: 14
Views: 3708

Re: KING KONG REFORESTATION - Now Hiring 2010

I am experienced, and I deserve to work with the best--whoever that may be--because I give a damn about what I do. mikesampson.bc@gmail.com Sorry to say this Mike, but I think you'd have better luck shitting your pants in Shangri-la than getting on with King Kong Reforestation... I hear they don't ...
by Jimbo the Mook
Sat Mar 03, 2012 4:51 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers about Tree Planting
Topic: What are the best companies to work for?
Replies: 12
Views: 13869

Re: What are the best companies to work for?

Yep, Wild Winds. Definitely! Great company to work for!

Good luck luck out there PlantGypsy!
by Jimbo the Mook
Sat Feb 18, 2012 5:55 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers about Tree Planting
Topic: What makes a great foreman ?
Replies: 17
Views: 3598

Re: What makes a great foreman ?

One who breaks down my boxes, allowing me to do what I do best, which is...MAKING HIM MONEY!!
by Jimbo the Mook
Wed Feb 15, 2012 5:44 pm
Forum: Around The Campfire
Topic: "EATING DIRT" non-fiction book by CHARLOTTE GILL
Replies: 37
Views: 2935

Re: "EATING DIRT" non-fiction book by CHARLOTTE GILL

This book opened my eyes to a world I've been a part of for the last fifteen years. I can only wish that I had taken in even half of what Charlotte took in during her time in the trenches. Great book!!
by Jimbo the Mook
Mon Jan 30, 2012 3:51 pm
Forum: Companies in the Silviculture Industry
Topic: Next Generation Reforestation (NGR)
Replies: 66
Views: 13392

Re: Next Generation Reforestation (NGR)

I hear their food is quite delicious.
by Jimbo the Mook
Sun Jan 29, 2012 12:03 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers about Tree Planting
Topic: Help Me Get Started
Replies: 21
Views: 9930

Re: Help Me Get Started

I would recommend against bringing a car if possible, at least for your first season. There are too many downsides and unknowns if you don't know what to expect and the year I had a car I just got hassled for rides, from quitters wanting to get into town, planters wanting booze from town (it's hard...
by Jimbo the Mook
Tue Jan 24, 2012 8:33 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers about Tree Planting
Topic: Pinecone Picking vs Tree Planting
Replies: 38
Views: 21754

Re: Pinecone Picking vs Tree Planting

"It kind of sounds like work that they'd send people at a rehab facility out to do..." Yep, you pretty much nailed it right there... For the most part the people who do it you would expect to find in a rehab facility, only they ain't exactly rehabilitating... not yet anyway. I did it for about a wee...
by Jimbo the Mook
Sat Dec 31, 2011 10:35 am
Forum: Questions & Answers about Tree Planting
Topic: Identifying Tree Species
Replies: 36
Views: 17937

Re: Identifying Tree Species

What we've told new planters who have problems differentiating between the spruce and fir is that you can jerk off a fir seedling but you can't with a spruce. Obviously due to the needles for anyone who doesn't get that. The pods for the spruce don't seem to be as fragile and tend to hold together ...
by Jimbo the Mook
Mon Dec 12, 2011 11:22 am
Forum: Around The Campfire
Topic: any BC planters ever seen Bigfoot?
Replies: 8
Views: 1064

Re: any BC planters ever seen Bigfoot?

I got pritty big feet, also like to roll in feces to keep checker go away. skweerls are good eatn too. maybe one day i be big star like him too one day. who know?