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by mwainwright
Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Public Bid Results
Topic: 2018 Public Bid Results
Replies: 88
Views: 8187

Re: 2018 Public Bid Results

I believe one of those terrace jobs opened today
by mwainwright
Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: Around The Campfire
Topic: low bids and the race to the bottom.
Replies: 13
Views: 903

Re: low bids and the race to the bottom.

That's probably it
by mwainwright
Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Around The Campfire
Topic: low bids and the race to the bottom.
Replies: 13
Views: 903

Re: low bids and the race to the bottom.

Chances are good that spectrum is not being acquired for their silviculture operations, but for their other more profitable divisions. This is just an assumption on my part, but I suspect that the logic would be similar to carillion's takeover of Outland a few years back.
by mwainwright
Sat Dec 30, 2017 9:49 am
Forum: Around The Campfire
Topic: low bids and the race to the bottom.
Replies: 13
Views: 903

Re: low bids and the race to the bottom.

Sorry to hear about all that Scotty, you don't deserve to be treated that way. It boggles my mind that a company as large as (redacted) has the time and the inclination to mete out retribution to individuals who have voiced their points of view. Not the first time I've seen this sort of thing in the...
by mwainwright
Thu Dec 21, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: Around The Campfire
Topic: Fir beetle work
Replies: 0
Views: 96

Fir beetle work

I hear a lot about how the MPB work isn't what it used to be, but it seems that there is some money being spent on fir and spruce beetle control from about Mackenzie down to Williams lake or so. Does anyone on here know more about this? Which companies are doing it? Is it purely a government project...
by mwainwright
Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:53 am
Forum: Questions & Answers about Tree Planting
Topic: Planting in Nova Scotia
Replies: 3
Views: 197

Re: Planting in Nova Scotia

I think that company was once known as coastal trilling reforestation, whatever that means. I called them up years ago to see what the deal was, the guy offered me a foreman or supervisor job before I had even told him my name. Something about that made me think twice, but having said that, this was...
by mwainwright
Fri Sep 22, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Mechanical Stuff
Topic: M-tronic (Auto Tune) modified saws
Replies: 14
Views: 732

Re: M-tronic (Auto Tune) modified saws

I was saw shopping today for a new spacing saw, and was seriously considering the 441, but in the end I broke down and bought a 372 husky. I'm just too set in my ways.
by mwainwright
Wed Sep 06, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: The Job Market: Seeking Jobs, Planters, or Rides
Topic: Residue
Replies: 12
Views: 476

Re: Residue

Well maybe residue is a reference to slash, being cut for firewood? That the only way I can make sense to f this
by mwainwright
Tue Sep 05, 2017 12:17 am
Forum: Companies in the Silviculture Industry
Topic: Navrom
Replies: 1
Views: 213

Navrom

This is a name I am seeing more and more these days. Seems to be a small outfit run by someone named Mihai Todosia, which google tells me is probably Romanian in origin. Not that that matters, but it isn't a name you hear every day. Anyhow, they seems to mostly concentrate on brushing work and are b...
by mwainwright
Sat Jun 17, 2017 9:09 am
Forum: Companies in the Silviculture Industry
Topic: Dewan Enterprises
Replies: 43
Views: 1641

Re: Dewan Enterprises

Woodworks Works reforestation is the stupidest company name I e ever heard
by mwainwright
Sat Jun 17, 2017 9:07 am
Forum: Companies in the Silviculture Industry
Topic: Dewan Enterprises
Replies: 43
Views: 1641

Re: Dewan Enterprises

Sorry you had to put up with all that. So what is this Cory fellow's association with Dewan?
by mwainwright
Tue Jun 06, 2017 7:18 am
Forum: Around The Campfire
Topic: Reforestation via Drones
Replies: 13
Views: 1021

Re: Reforestation via Drones

If you are interested in red pine PCT strategies, I used to do a lot of that work between sault st. marie and Sudbury, and presumably that still goes on. In particular, vermillion forest management, out of Sudbury had a large and very active program.
by mwainwright
Sat Apr 22, 2017 9:26 am
Forum: Around The Campfire
Topic: Hunting and Fishing in a Treeplanters Camp
Replies: 9
Views: 385

Re: Hunting and Fishing in a Treeplanters Camp

I would stick to birds and fish if I were in a planting camp. Mostly because they are the easiest to catch and process, but also because they will attract less negative attention than a deer or rabbit hanging in camp. I figure as long as you're within the regulations you have every right to eat wild...
by mwainwright
Sun Apr 02, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Health, Safety & Training Information
Topic: Trees advantage wellbeing
Replies: 5
Views: 278

Re: Trees advantage wellbeing

Tell me more
by mwainwright
Tue Mar 28, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: The Job Market: Seeking Jobs, Planters, or Rides
Topic: Power Tool Work
Replies: 3
Views: 301

Re: Power Tool Work

Tell me more
by mwainwright
Sun Mar 19, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: Around The Campfire
Topic: Spring Coast 2017 - Or Not?
Replies: 16
Views: 733

Re: Spring Coast 2017 - Or Not?

That makes me feel a bit better
by mwainwright
Sat Mar 18, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: Planting in Ontario/Quebec
Topic: Too late to apply?
Replies: 4
Views: 223

Re: Too late to apply?

Never too late to get a job in Ontario
by mwainwright
Fri Mar 10, 2017 6:03 am
Forum: Around The Campfire
Topic: Planting Dogs
Replies: 8
Views: 567

Re: Planting Dogs

Well thanks for clarifying Jordan, I appreciate your input as always. I had the same conversation with a former officer the other day, and I was told the same thing that scooter was. I've never seen good dog policy implemented anywhere. Not in 16 seasons, or with about 15 different contractors. I fe...
by mwainwright
Thu Mar 09, 2017 7:05 am
Forum: Around The Campfire
Topic: Planting Dogs
Replies: 8
Views: 567

Re: Planting Dogs

I don't use facebook anymore, so I figured I'd try and start this discussion here and se what happens
by mwainwright
Thu Mar 09, 2017 7:03 am
Forum: Around The Campfire
Topic: Planting Dogs
Replies: 8
Views: 567

Re: Planting Dogs

I like dogs, mostly, but I do not believe they should be be allowed on job sites or in working vehicles. In fact, WCB states ( reg. 17.7) that animals may not ride in the passenger compartment of a vehicle unless there is a special compartment designed to secure them. I wonder how long it will be be...
by mwainwright
Tue Mar 07, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: Around The Campfire
Topic: Spring Coast 2017 - Or Not?
Replies: 16
Views: 733

Re: Spring Coast 2017 - Or Not?

There's over a foot of snow at sea level in queen Charlotte right now
by mwainwright
Sun Mar 05, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers about Tree Planting
Topic: Mesh tree tubes
Replies: 6
Views: 466

Re: Mesh tree tubes

As for the regular, or sinocast protectors, the range you gave is pretty typical for average production. That being said, once planters get enough experience with these things it's possible to put in a lot more.
by mwainwright
Sun Mar 05, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers about Tree Planting
Topic: Mesh tree tubes
Replies: 6
Views: 466

Re: Mesh tree tubes

Yes I have a fair bit of experience working with vexars. I've done them a few ways, using both bamboo and cedar stakes. In my experience they do an excellent job of growing Douglas fir, and a pretty poor job of growing cedars. Cedar stakes attached with zip ties is time consuming and expensive, whil...
by mwainwright
Sun Mar 05, 2017 7:45 am
Forum: Around The Campfire
Topic: Fukushima
Replies: 17
Views: 1274

Re: Fukushima

Here's a video to put prof's comment in perspective
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=LLCF7vPanrY
by mwainwright
Thu Mar 02, 2017 6:03 am
Forum: Questions & Answers about Tree Planting
Topic: Container seedling production
Replies: 4
Views: 293

Re: Container seedling production

Well, there is the Container Tree Nursery Manual, published by the US forest service. Could be a good place to start
by mwainwright
Sat Feb 25, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: Around The Campfire
Topic: Planting on Haida Gwaii
Replies: 41
Views: 4038

Re: Planting on Haida Gwaii

Here is a link to the results of a forestry forum that was held back in October

http://www.taanforest.com/Forest_Forum_online_V3.pdf
by mwainwright
Mon Feb 13, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: Around The Campfire
Topic: Fukushima
Replies: 17
Views: 1274

Re: Fukushima

Spent fuel rod highballers
by mwainwright
Thu Feb 09, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Around The Campfire
Topic: Fines to Haida Gwaii Logging Operations
Replies: 3
Views: 281

Re: Fines to Haida Gwaii Logging Operations

I think that's the case, but I didn't follow it all that closely. I drive by that cut block every now and then, and it still looks like shit after all these years. At this point it would be nice if it was either planted or developed somehow instead of just being a bunch of slash piles by the highway
by mwainwright
Wed Feb 08, 2017 8:27 am
Forum: Public Bid Results
Topic: 2017 Public Bid Results
Replies: 139
Views: 16505

Re: 2017 Public Bid Results

Aren't bid deposits no longer required?
by mwainwright
Mon Jan 23, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: Public Bid Results
Topic: 2017 Public Bid Results
Replies: 139
Views: 16505

Re: 2017 Public Bid Results

Really well done scooter, thanks for taking the time to put that together. I hope your report is being shared as widely as possible
by mwainwright
Thu Jan 19, 2017 11:15 am
Forum: Questions & Answers about Tree Planting
Topic: GIS/Mapping Apps
Replies: 49
Views: 9172

Re: GIS/Mapping Apps

So I did not heed the advice in this thread and my avenza pdf maps auto updated. Is there an app for iOS that is known to be a decent substitute?
by mwainwright
Sun Jan 15, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers about Tree Planting
Topic: Holberg
Replies: 4
Views: 444

Re: Holberg

Does Dave Ross still run the hotel/tire shop?
by mwainwright
Wed Jan 11, 2017 7:00 am
Forum: Around The Campfire
Topic: Fines to Haida Gwaii Logging Operations
Replies: 3
Views: 281

Re: Fines to Haida Gwaii Logging Operations

Pretty old news around here, those guys got nailed to the wall, it was just a question of how big the fines would be. I planted a piece that is literally across the highway from that block. It's a shame, it was a pretty nice spot that should never have been in private hands.
by mwainwright
Wed Dec 28, 2016 6:06 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers about Tree Planting
Topic: Planting in the USA
Replies: 190
Views: 6295

Re: Planting in the USA

That was a good read
by mwainwright
Mon Dec 26, 2016 5:06 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers about Tree Planting
Topic: Holberg
Replies: 4
Views: 444

Re: Holberg

CCC? Not sure what that is. But right on, thanks for the info. The last year I was down there for planting work was the first year that Roland had that job. It was a 2 cent increase in price over the coast range days, I wonder how the prices are now. Anyways I have fond memories of working down ther...
by mwainwright
Mon Dec 26, 2016 12:19 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers about Tree Planting
Topic: Holberg
Replies: 4
Views: 444

Holberg

Which company plants in holberg these days? I'm just curious if it's still like I remember it, I spent a lot of time there earlier in my career. Is it still WFP's area?
by mwainwright
Sat Nov 12, 2016 5:45 am
Forum: Public Bid Results
Topic: 2017 Public Bid Results
Replies: 139
Views: 16505

Re: 2017 Public Bid Results

indeed, bcbid can be quite the rabbit hole if you are interested in looking at this sort of thing. as for bc auction, ive seen tucks and quads go for as little as 500$
by mwainwright
Fri Nov 11, 2016 7:08 pm
Forum: Public Bid Results
Topic: 2017 Public Bid Results
Replies: 139
Views: 16505

Re: 2017 Public Bid Results

you're spending an unhealthy amount of time on bcbid. but so am i...
by mwainwright
Wed Sep 21, 2016 4:33 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers about Tree Planting
Topic: BC Employment Standards Complaints Process - A 3 month saga
Replies: 6
Views: 911

Re: BC Employment Standards Complaints Process - A 3 month saga

which company are you talking about? i see no reason not to name them here.
by mwainwright
Mon Mar 07, 2016 7:01 pm
Forum: Public Bid Results
Topic: 2016 Public Bid Results
Replies: 91
Views: 15556

Re: 2016 Public Bid Results

its seems like they mistakenly rejected stephan's bid, but then decided to re-tender it because everyone was apparently way over budget.
by mwainwright
Sun Feb 21, 2016 1:35 pm
Forum: Health, Safety & Training Information
Topic: Drug Testing for Planters
Replies: 35
Views: 7739

Re: Drug Testing for Planters

on the plus side, planters could make money selling clean pee on the side.
by mwainwright
Sun Jan 03, 2016 8:55 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers about Tree Planting
Topic: looking for Spring coastal work
Replies: 38
Views: 1852

Re: looking for Spring coastal work

I doubt very much that osprey fired an entire crew. Knowing what I know about them, having their crew quit seems much more likely.
by mwainwright
Fri Jan 01, 2016 4:37 am
Forum: Around The Campfire
Topic: Thanks Scooter!
Replies: 15
Views: 720

Re: Thanks Scooter!

Yes, thanks scooter. I have also enjoyed this site for some time now. Hard to believe I've been laying down bullshit here for almost 12 years. It would not be possible without your hard work.
by mwainwright
Fri Nov 20, 2015 6:23 am
Forum: These Boots Were Made For Walkin'
Topic: Hoffman Caulks
Replies: 7
Views: 871

Re: Hoffman Caulks

in my experience its the other way around. the quality of the vibergs have deteriorated so much that i can barely get 100 days out of them. i switched to the equivalent model from hoffman, and am never going back. they are now what the vibergs used to be.
by mwainwright
Mon Jun 08, 2015 10:53 am
Forum: Around The Campfire
Topic: chafing
Replies: 6
Views: 521

Re: chafing

also, most of us are just getting older and grosser.
by mwainwright
Sat Jun 06, 2015 4:14 pm
Forum: Around The Campfire
Topic: chafing
Replies: 6
Views: 521

Re: chafing

chafage is at normal levels on haida gwaii. that being said, i doubt very much that fukushima is causing you all to chafe.
by mwainwright
Thu Apr 16, 2015 7:36 pm
Forum: Around The Campfire
Topic: point pleasant park, halifax NS
Replies: 12
Views: 1082

Re: point pleasant park, halifax NS

nice work, i look at those trees every time i go there
by mwainwright
Sun Apr 05, 2015 10:20 pm
Forum: Around The Campfire
Topic: Cones/Tree Protecty Things
Replies: 21
Views: 1655

Re: Cones/Tree Protecty Things

this is from 8 years ago, but we still do it this way. its really the only way. every other technique is less efficient, we have tried them all.
by mwainwright
Sun Mar 29, 2015 7:33 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers about Tree Planting
Topic: .
Replies: 32
Views: 4178

Re: Why Aren't Stashers Being Dealt With?

best thread on the forum